The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Stop Foodborne Illness have announced a second webinar in their “Collaborating on Culture in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety” series that explores food safety culture.

The webinar is titled “Making Leaders Risk Aware and Push to Reduce Risk” and will take place on Feb. 16, 2022, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. ET. 

The webinar will feature Nancy Wilson, Director of Quality Assurance, Risk Management and Safety at Wawa, and Randall Huffman, Chief Food Safety and Sustainability Officer at Maple Leaf Foods. 

At the Nov. 2021 inaugural session, there were more than 1,400 attendees. The series will engage experts from the public and private sectors in a collaborative exchange of ideas and experiences related to the importance of a robust food safety culture in helping to ensure safe food production.  

FDA officials say the series will have valuable information for those well-versed and those just learning about food safety culture.

Food safety culture is one of the core elements in FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint, which states that dramatic improvements in reducing the burden of foodborne illness cannot be made without doing more to influence the beliefs, attitudes, and, most importantly, the behaviors of people and the actions of organizations. 

More about this webinar, including how to register, can be found here.

About STOP

Stop Foodborne Illness is a public health non-profit organization. Since 1994, it has focused efforts on telling the “WHY” of food safety with personal advocate stories. “We are a small but mighty team of six and work tirelessly to end illness and death due to something as basic as eating because we are all at risk of foodborne illness,” according to the group’s website.

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