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Food Seminar: Using sanitation to help manage food safety risks

  • 6 Feb 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (MST)
  • Board Room at the CFIA Laboratories, 3650 36 St NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2L1
  • 50

Food seminar

Using sanitation to help manage food safety risks

Presented by the The Alberta Association for Food Protection. 

Dr. Petran’s presentation will explore the key role that effective sanitation plays in food safety risk management, and that this is a universal concept, regardless of which regulatory requirements a company is under.  Topics to be covered include:  links between sanitation and foodborne illnesses, sanitation strategies, where sanitation fits in regulatory schema and examples of where sanitation lapses have led to significant issues.   Attendees will gain a stronger appreciation for the importance of properly implemented sanitation programs in assuring public health.  Since this is part of an Affiliate meeting, the talk will also include an overview of and benefits to being part of the International Association for Food Protection.   



Thursday, February 6, 2020


1:00 PM to 3:30 PM


There is no cost for this event but you must RSVP to attend. Please RSVP by email as soon as possible.  We are limited to an audience of 50 people so it will be first come, first served.

If you cannot be in Calgary on February 6 and would like to join us by video conferencing, please email indicating your interest to join via video conferencing.  If there is sufficient interest, we will set up a video conference link.


CFIA Laboratories Boardroom, 3650 36 St NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2L1


Ruth Petran, PhD, CFS

Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety & Public Health


Dr. Petran is Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety and Public Health for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. Dr. Petran provides technical expertise and consultation to internal and external customers on food safety and public health issues, by identifying and tracking emerging food safety trends and new control strategies.  To be most impactful, these span the food supply chain from farm to manufacturing processes and to food service and retail.

Prior to joining Ecolab, Dr. Petran was a research microbiologist and supplier quality manager at Pillsbury, as well as specifications manager and quality regulations operations product manager at General Mills. She focused on managing safety and quality concerns of microbiologically sensitive products and ingredients. She has led food safety assessments at food manufacturing facilities worldwide, focusing on the application of HACCP systems and regulatory compliance.  


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