The Enigma of a Healthy Diet (Produce Safety)

12:00 PM ET | 09:00 AM PT | 11:00 AM CT Duration 60 Minutes

Webinar Includes : All the training handouts , certificate ,Q/A and 60 mins Live Webinar

"Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 47 years"

The risks associated with consuming raw produce and the limitations

Description

In the United States, more illnesses have been attributed to leafy vegetables (22%) than to any other commodity: illnesses associated with leafy vegetables are the second most frequent cause of hospitalizations (14%) and the fifth most frequent cause of death (6%). This situation is probably reflected globally. Should we stop eating all raw fruit and vegetables? Does washing make it safer? Are we putting ourselves at risk by eating our fruits and veggies raw? Should all produce be cooked before being consumed? Does certain produce present more of a risk than others? Learn about the risks associated with consuming raw produce and the limitations of current intervention strategies and the promise of new approaches

Why should you attend

This webinar will raise awareness about the risks associated with consuming raw produce and the limitations of current intervention strategies. Newer strategies will be presented. The difficulty of developing and validating reliable analytical approaches will also be discussed

Areas Covered

•     Sources of Microbial Contamination of Produce
•     Sampling Concerns
•     Processing Produce for Safety
•     Method Validation/Verification-Implications for Analysis
•     Intervention strategies

Who will Benefit

•     Food Production Managers/Supervisors,
•     Food Plant Microbiologists
•     QA/QC Personnel

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the food industry


Speaker Profile

Michael Brodsky

Michael has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 47 years. He is a Past President of The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA), and AOAC International. He serves as Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC Official Methods of Analysis and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Method for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology. He is also a technical assessor in microbiology for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), a lead auditor and assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA). 

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