November 24, 2020

Restaurants Rise Food Safety covers new coronavirus precautions

Ecolab and Nation’s Restaurant News will power a new webinar series this month – Food Safety Month – as part of a special Restaurants Rise Food Safety digital community initiative.  

In this month-long leadership series, experts will explain how to not only survive but thrive with new regulations in place to prevent the spread of disease in weekly live sessions. This is free to all restaurant operators, and registration information is available below.

Highlights from the upcoming four-week leadership series include how to gain the trust of employees and customers, health inspections in the coronavirus-era, the newest procedures in sanitation and disinfecting and the future of dining. Speakers from Ecolab, Datassential and Departments of Health will join the speaking roster to help operators dive deep into necessary food safety standards and practices.

The first session begins Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. EST and will cover ensuring customer and employee confidence during the coronavirus pandemic.

See the full schedule below:

Sept. 9

Ensuring Customer and Employee Confidence During COVID-19

2 p.m. EDT

Speaker Image_Ruth Petran.jpgRuth Petran, PhD, CFS Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety and Public Health at Ecolab

Gaining the trust and confidence of your customers and employees is key to surviving the pandemic. Join us to learn what they’re looking for and how you can adapt your business to not only survive but thrive during COVID-19. 

Featuring Ruth Petran, PhD, CFS Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety and Public Health at Ecolab.      

Register here.

Sept. 17

Health Inspections: What You Need to Know Now and Then

11 a.m. EDT

Health inspections are a key component for verifying your food safety program. Join us to learn more about what to expect at your next onsite or virtual health inspection, how to best prepare for it and how it will strengthen your overall food safety culture.

Speaker_Sandra Craig.jpgSandra Craig – Director of the Division of Food and Lead Risk Assessment for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Featuring Mandy Sedlak, Food Safety and Public Health Manager EcoSure at Ecolab, Steve Mandernach, Executive Director of AFDO, Association of Food and Drug Officials, Sandra Craig – Director of the Division of Food and Lead Risk Assessment for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Elisabeth Wirsing – Senior Environmental Health Program Manager for the Vermont Department of Health.

Register here.

Sept. 23

Demystifying Sanitation in Foodservice: New Procedures and Approaches

2 p.m. EDT

Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting will continue to be a crucial aspect of food safety and overall operations. Join us to learn about the newest procedures and approaches to demystify sanitation and help you mitigate risk to stay open for business.

Speaker_Elisabeth Wirsing.jpgElisabeth Wirsing – Senior Environmental Health Program Manager for the Vermont Department of Health

Featuring Ed Snodgrass, RD&E Program Leader – Institutional, Ecolab and Kaycee Strewler, Sr. Technical Account Specialist, Institutional, Ecolab.

Register here.

Sept. 30

Food and Dining: The Future State

2 p.m. EDT

The pandemic is changing how customers dine and how you do business. Join us to hear a panel of restaurant operators discuss emerging trends and how they see the future of food and dining changing.

Speakers to be announced at a future date.

Register here.

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