It was amazing to field questions from national chain and foodservice operator Quality Assurance executives and witness their understanding of how zero waste initiatives and food safety concerns are related. Education is in order on the safety measures inherent within state-permitted composting sites to kill pathogens and any other food borne illness carriers. Working with the U.S. Composting Council, Elemental Impact intends to communicate the bottom-line safety foundation, relating to food, leachate and air quality, inherent within the composting industry standards, permitting processes and operating practices.
|HMSHost Tampa Airport|
Conessions operations has an
excellent, safe food donation program
Holly's Recycling Integrity PPT presentation may be downloaded on the ZWZ Speaking Engagements page.
|The UGA Center for Food Saftey Team|
The University of Georgia Center for Food Safety Team gave an impressive "Afternoon of Science Workshop" including seven 30 minute presentations. The topics included:
- The E.coli Outbreak that Rocked Germany (and the Eu)
- Control of Foodborne Pathogens on Tomatoes
- Control of Norovirus During Food Handling
- Recent Trends on Norovirus Control Strategies
- Interventions to Control Salmonella on Poultry Farms
- Dry Foods: Suddenly a Vehicle for Foodborne Disease
- Foodborne Parasites in Fresh Produce
After the intense presentations Scott Seydel, Ei Advisory Council Chair & Global Green Chair, and Holly joked they never knew handshaking and eating raspberries could present such microbial dangers. It was an eyeopening afternoon.
|Scott Seydel @ afternoon session|
The day ended with a fun, relaxed evening at the GA Aquarium, complete with a private tour of the exhibits. Kudos to Catherine Adams and her team for creating a stellar meeting series. Thank you for the foresight to understand the role Recycling Integrity plays in the food safety component of restaurant operations.