Robert B. Gravani, PhD, Professor of Food Science at Cornell University and President of the Institute of Food Technologies. Dr. Gravani's primary responsibilities are in the area of food science/food safety extension and outreach where he maintains a very active program and conducts short courses, seminars, and workshops for food processors, food retailers, the foodservice industry, and government regulatory agencies. Present projects include the following: Reducing microbial risks in fruits and vegetables with good agricultural practices; and Determining human pathogen survival in water and spray mixes applied to different produce commodities.
Mr. Stephen Stich, Director of Food and Safety Inspection at the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Past President of the Northeast Food & Drug Officials Association directs a staff of over 200 employees responsible for sampling, licensing and enforcement of food safety regulations.
September 29, 2011
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
Identify organisms involved in safety recalls of fresh produce
Describe at least two measures (statewide and/or local) to ensure food safety and security
Identify one mitigation strategy to reduce outbreaks