We are pleased to be hosting Ben Chapman, Ph.D., on Friday, May 24th, from 2-3 pm EDT, for a webinar presentation on food safety. Please click here to register for the event.
Dr. Ben Chapman is an associate professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Dr. Chapman and colleagues investigate behaviors and create interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers – the gatekeepers of safe food.
For the webinar presentation, Dr. Chapman will be discussing “The Gatekeepers of Food Safety.” He will share new approaches at the intersection of food safety and psychology and how the NC State University Safe Plates programs approaches engaging food industry, producers and consumers, not only to employ safe food practices but to support sustained behavior change. Dr. Chapman’s talk will include pre-harvest food safety, animal/food interactions, production methods and food safety culture.