CFI Webinar: Improve Food Safety Decisions Using Existing Data

Oct 27, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Zoom - Link provided after registration
Ashley Cellar

Please join us for our CFI Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, October 27th from 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT.

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Experts from academia, industry, and government have long recommended the development of a data-driven approach for improving food safety. Vast amounts of data are collected throughout the food system – on the farm, in processing, during distribution and at retail – but limited sharing makes it difficult to access this information for effective decision-making. 

What is needed to effectively and efficiently use existing data to inform decision-making? The panelists will share their perspective and identify how to move food safety towards this goal of better information to make informed food safety decisions.


Melody Ge - VP of Governance, Intelligence,  Analytics at Corvium; Founder of Women in Food Safety

Andrew Kennedy - New Era Technology Team Leader at FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Suzy Sawyer - Food, Safety, Quality & Regulatory Data Lead at Cargill


Barbara Kowalcyk - Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention

This event will be presented with automated closed captions. If you wish to request traditional CART services or other accommodations, please contact Ashley Cellar at or 614-753-3850. Requests made by October 18th will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.