The Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with STOP Foodborne Illness, a non-profit public health organization, is set to host the eighth installment of its webinar series on food safety culture. Scheduled for Sept. 13, 2023, from noon to 1 p.m. EDT, the webinar will delve into the vital role of a strong food safety culture in addressing challenges within the food industry.

The webinar, titled “Facing Food Safety Challenges through Culture and Persistence,” will feature distinguished guest speakers, including Kerry Bridges, Vice President of Food Safety at Chipotle Mexican Grill; Al Almanza, Global Head of Food Safety and Quality Assurance at JBS Foods; Lone Jespersen, Principal and Founder of Cultivate SA; and Conrad Choiniere, Director of the Office of Analytics and Outreach at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA.

This collaborative series brings together experts from both the public and private sectors to exchange ideas and experiences regarding the importance of cultivating a robust food safety culture, ultimately contributing to safer food production.

According to the FDA, food safety culture stands as a cornerstone in the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint. This strategic blueprint emphasizes the need to influence the beliefs, attitudes and behaviors of individuals and organizations to achieve significant reductions in foodborne illnesses.

For those interested in participating in this enlightening webinar, you can register here.

To access additional information about the webinar series and to listen to past sessions, visit “Collaborating on Culture in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.”

About STOP
STOP Foodborne Illness, a dedicated public health non-profit organization, has been advocating for food safety since 1994. With a mission to educate and inform the public about the importance of food safety through personal advocate stories, STOP Foodborne Illness is a dedicated team working to prevent foodborne illnesses and fatalities. More information can be found on their website,

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