Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to Answer Questions on COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Food Industry

COVID-19 Food Industry

Does your food business or farm have questions related to COVID-19? Join the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University for a Q&A and facilitated discussion during their online Food Industry Office Hours, on April 30, from 4:00-5:00pm. Speak directly to Cornell University food safety experts in dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, and processed foods and beverages. In addition to Cornell faculty, there are invited panelists with expertise in virology, cleaning and sanitation, and food safety culture and business continuity planning. Food Industry Office Hours are free and open to anyone in the food industry from farm to fork. You can submit questions in advance to or you can ask them live during the office hours.

You can also find frequently asked questions (FAQs) from previous sessions posted on the Institute for Food Safety’s website:

April 30, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm

Registration for this event is not required.

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Meeting ID: 985 4135 1453

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Faculty Panelists:
Dr. Sam Alcaine, Assistant Professor
Dr. Elizabeth Bihn, Senior Extension Associate
Dr. Olga Padilla-Zakour, Professor
Mr. Rob Ralyea, M.S., Senior Extension Associate
Dr. Aljosa Trmcic, Extension Associate
Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety
Dr. Randy Worobo, Professor

Invited Panelists:
Dr. Kalmia Kniel, Professor of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware
Dr. Ruth Petran, Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety & Public Health, Ecolab, Inc.
Ms. Melanie Neumann, J.D., M.S., Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Matrix Sciences International

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