Powering your hygiene reboot

PRESENTERS: Dr. Ruth L. Petran, Karin Kok, Qasim Abrahams 

LOCATION: Online Webinar

Join us in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa for an educational COVID-19 webinar on best practice and practical steps you can take in this new era of hygiene standards on infection prevention and disinfection protocols. Co-presented by Dr. Ruth L. Petran, senior corporate scientist, Food Safety and Public Health for Ecolab, this session targeting food service, hospitality, retail and food and beverage processing will prepare your business to reopen safely and build confidence with your employees and customers.

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Dr. Petran is a certified food scientist and has served two terms on the U.S. National Advisory Committee for the Microbiological Criteria for Foods. She is an Executive Board member of the International Association for Food Protection and is also a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), where she's served on awards committees and has been active in the IFT-Food Microbiology Division. She chairs the Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force, and has advised the Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture on needed revisions to the state’s food code. In her current role, Dr. Petran provides technical expertise and consultation to internal and external customers on food safety and public health issues, by identifying and tracking emerging food safety trends and new control strategies.

Karin Kok

Karin Kok

Karin studied Microbiology at the Technicon Witwatersrand and has a National Higher Diploma in Microbiology, is a certified Internal Auditor and registered with the USA National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation as a ServSafe trainer in Kitchen Hygiene and has trained Ecolab employees in ServSafe internationally. Karin is registered with SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions) as a Natural Scientist and has extensive experience in Microbiology and Food Science in the Pharmaceutical and Food Industries. 

In her current role Karin is the Institutional G360 Solutions and Support Manager for Ecolab in the Middle East and Africa region.