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As part of FoodCoVNET we are coordinating an ongoing webinar series. All webinars will be recorded and posted here a few days after the live session.
- Considerations for environmental sampling for SARS-CoV-2 in food environments – May 12, 2021, Noon-1:30 p.m.
- Speakers: Mansour Samadpour, IEH & John Donaghy, Nestle
Description: The food sector has experiences clusters of COVID-19 associated with personnel in manufacturing, production, and retail settings. Speakers will discuss their approaches to environmental sampling within food settings and talk about methods, limitations, drivers, and drawbacks. Audience members will be provided with a forum to ask questions and engage on this topic to get practical advice.Registration link: go.ncsu.edu/fcnwebinar_
- International and trade perspectives on SARS-CoV-2 in food settings – May 19, 2021, 2–3:30 p.m.
Speakers: Lory Reveil, American Frozen Food Institute; Roger Cook, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries; Jeff Farber, University of Guelph.
Description: Food and food packaging have not been identified as routes of transmission for SARS-CoV-2 however there are buyers and regulatory officials globally who have asked food companies to put COVID-19 management steps in place as a condition of import or purchase. Speakers will talk about challenges encountered, data-driven decision-making, and the impacts of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the food sector.Registration link: go.ncsu.edu/fcnwebinar_