Synopsis: In this one-hour online course, taught in Spanish, learn about the coronavirus and steps that food manufacturing, processing, packaging, distribution, and service employees can take to prevent its spread.
Start Time: Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:00 AM
End Time: Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:00 AM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Online
City, State, Country: XX XX
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Suzanne Hills
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7234
Additional Information:

Rutgers University Food Safety Specialist Eva Rodriguez Szewczyk will discuss the latest statistics on how COVID is impacting the food industry. Because it is often misunderstood, she will describe the difference between employee and food safety. Most of the program will cover the precautions companies can take to protect their employees and customers.

Topics include:

  • Facemasks and face shields
  • Gloves and protocol for safely putting them on and taking them off
  • Shields between workstations
  • Handwashing
  • Signage
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks
  • Sanitation and disinfection

Everyone who works in the food industry can benefit from this program, including:

  • Restaurant Staff: Owners, managers, cooks, waitstaff, bartenders, cashiers
  • Small Food Businesses: Owners, managers, cooks, packagers, delivery people
  • Food Processing Facilities: Plant supervisors, R&D scientists, QA inspectors, lab technicians
  • Food Manufacturing Companies: Shift supervisors, food safety managers, technician, operators
Target Audience: Staff,  Alumni,  General Public