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Join us for a Q&A and facilitated discussion during our Food Industry Virtual Office Hours. Speak directly to Cornell University food safety experts in dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, and processed foods and beverages. See below for dates/times and information to join the sessions.

For other upcoming events as well as past recordings visit our Podcasts & Webinars page.


Produce Industry Virtual Office Hours

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join us for Produce Industry Virtual Office Hours on Tuesday, August 23 from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern time. This special session will focus on three topics impacting fruit and vegetable growers, including: 1) the proposed changes to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule Agricultural Water requirements; 2) impacts to food safety as a result of soil amendment and fertilizer supplies; and 3) new traceability resources from the New York State Produce Traceability Blue Ribbon Task Force. Following a short presentation, a panel of experts from the Produce Safety Alliance will address your questions during a moderated Q & A.

Produce Industry Virtual Office Hours are hosted in collaboration with the Produce Safety Alliance and the IFS@CU.

Intended audience: Open to anyone in the food industry from farm to fork.

Cost: Free

Registration required: cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrf-qvqjooG9Y2gAcFFHsvMAe5ji5PrA_0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information to join the session.

This session of Food Industry Virtual Office Hours is brought to you in part by the Produce Safety Alliance, which is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of award 18-SCIDX-NY-0001 and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award U2FFD007392. The contents, including any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed, are those of the author(s) or presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by USDA, FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.


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Dairy Foods Virtual Office Hours:

Microbiological Testing Methods in the Dairy Industry

Occurred on June 28, 2022.
View the recording here.

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Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

New York State Regulatory Updates

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Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

Whole Genome Sequencing and Outbreak Detection

Occurred on March 29, 2022.
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Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

Food Safety Resolutions – Reviewing your Food Safety Plan after 2021

Occurred on February 22, 2022.
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Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

How to Assess 3rd Party Food Testing Labs

Occurred on November 18, 2021.
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Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

Overview of the FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint

Occurred on October 19, 2021.
View the recording here.

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

Rolling Back COVID-19 Interventions

Occurred on August 3, 2021.
View the recording here.

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

Requiring the COVID-19 Vaccine

Occurred on June 29, 2021.
View the recording here.

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

COVID-19 Needs Assessment of Food Facilities

Occurred on May 26, 2021.
View the recording here.

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance

Occurred on April 27, 2021.
View the recording here.

Produce Industry Virtual Office Hours

Occurred on April 6, 2021.
View the recording here.

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

The COVID-19 Vaccine

Occurred on December 15, 2020.
View the recording here.

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours:

Observations from the Field

Occurred on November 12, 2020.
View the recording here.


Submit an Anonymous Question

Want to ask our panel a question at one of our upcoming office hours? Submit an anonymous question here.

Please note: Questions submitted anonymously can only be addressed during office hours, as no contact information is provided when questions are submitted. If you would like a response via email, you must submit questions to foodsafety@cornell.edu.


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Food Industry Virtual Office Hours is supported in part by USDA NIFA AFRI Grant NO: 2020-68006-32875/ Accession no. 1024254 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these office hours are those of the participant(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the USDA.