Date: Dec 21, 2021

A free webinar entitled “Risk-Based Thinking in Agricultural Food Safety" will be hosted by the CONTACT team (formed with the support of the Specialty Crops Research Initiative from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture) on Jan. 13.

Dr. Donald Schaffner, Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, will provide the presentation, followed by a Q&A. The webinar will start at 12:30 p.m. PT and will be held on Zoom.

The invitation notes: “Risk assessments are all the rage these days in agricultural food safety. Unfortunately, the phrase "risk assessment" can mean different things to different people. Dr. Schaffner will provide his perspective on what constitutes a risk assessment and, more importantly, how agricultural producers can use risk-based thinking to improve food safety.”

The webinar is open to all and is part of the CONTACT Food Safety Webinar Series. Please register here:

For more information on CONTACT, please visit:

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