“Bioterrorism and Food Security-A Cultural Conundrum” is the topic a webinar that GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading regulatory and compliance continuing education training provider, will organize on June 19. Michael Brodsky, who serves as Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, will be the Speaker at this webinar. Description: This webinar takes up the important topic of international contamination of food. Intentional contamination or adulteration of food is a fact of life. This webinar will review some examples of the dire consequences of adulteration being done ostensibly for economic gain. It will also discuss the potential threats of using food as biological weapon and the actions food companies can take to mitigate and minimize the risks of food bioterrorism. Participants at this webinar will learn how to enhance food safety production programs to thwart intentional food contamination and the risk of food bioterrorism. The speaker will go beyond the illness aspect of the intentional contamination of food, and will assess the significant economic impact food bioterrorism has on brand name and product type. This webinar covers the following areas: o Underlying causes of microbial foodborne illness o Inadvertent vs. intentional contamination of food o Threats and realities of using food as a biological weapon o Managing the risks of food bioterrorism ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When: June 19, 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By whom: Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 41 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association and AOAC International. He serves as Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC OMA and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Method for the Examination of Water and as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology. He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and is a member of the Board of Directors. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For whom: The webinar will benefit o Food production managers o Food Production Supervisors o Food Plant Microbiologists o QA/QC Personnel ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Duration: 60 minutes ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To enroll for this webinar, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: 800-447-9407 Fax: 302-288-6884

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