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Globally, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. COVID-19 has already changed the way we interact and produce food. The potential for food borne transmission is a worry with every new emerging infection. In case of COVID-19, the main risk involved in human to human transmission during food handling is from close contact with infected food handlers or contaminated surfaces.
Proper cleaning and disinfection of food handling environments is more important than ever.
Implementation and Compliance to the food safety and food hygiene practices can be strengthened by having Environmental monitoring programs, which are the key trends to ensure Food Safety and Food Hygiene
In this webinar, we shall discuss about Environmental monitoring -an important Food Safety Strategy which would cover the Importance of Environmental monitoring in Food Safety, Environmental monitoring of Indicator and Spoilage organisms, Pathogens, Allergen Control and Sampling guidelines
Speaker: Kavitha Kulkarni, 3M India Ltd
Kavitha Kulkarni is Head- Scientific Affairs and Education, Food Safety Division, 3M India Ltd, where she provides leadership to local teams to engage in strategic local regulatory activities to help drive recognition and acceptance of methods. She actively partners with government and non-government organizations to participate in development of ideas, technologies and processes to address food safety challenges and requirements within the food industry. She works closely with the Global team for new product development which help in ensuring Food Safety management.
She is actively involved in conducting trainings on GMP, GHP, FSMS, ISO 17025 & FSSC 22000 to the industry Food Safety Officers, Microbiologists & Quality team. Her engagement within the Food industry has helped the leading industries reduce risks and improve Food safety.
Before 3M, she has worked for 15 years in the Drug-Controller Approved & ISO 17025 certified laboratory, where she was heading the Microbiology department the Microbiology testing, Audit process, Compliance to the Standard procedures, Implementation and documentation.
She is a Post- Graduate in Microbiology and has over 20 years of diverse experience in Scientific & Technical service in Microbiology and Food Safety. She also holds FSSC 2000 a Lead Assessor certification.