Taking the Risk Out of Your Food Inspections




Health inspections can be intimidating and challenging for operators and institutions. It is sometimes difficult to understand changes in the food code that are intended to address current trends, new methodologies, and outbreak prevention.

This webinar will focus on two risk factors, identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which affect every worker and every business every day: personal hygiene and clean and sanitary surfaces.

Backed by more than 25 years of public health experience, our expert presenters will teach you how to reduce your inspection stress and employ practical techniques designed to keep the food you serve safe from the ill effects of these risk factors. They will share proven best practices that will make it easier for you to do it right than to do it wrong, so that you will do it right every time.

After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize and understand the CDC risk factors and their effects on food safety
  • Implement an employee illness policy, featuring exclusions and restrictions
  • Conduct a quality assurance program that empowers staff to maintain proper personal hygiene and sanitary surfaces
  • Appreciate the importance of active managerial control as an essential component of daily operations

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Suzanne Krippel

Suzanne Krippel is the program manager for the Food Protection Unit at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Her duties include food safety inspections, disease investigations, recalls, and educational outreach. She has 25 years of public health experience and has worked in more than 40 environmental programs, including emergency preparedness and total food protection. Her professional background also includes catering experience, educating professional chefs at the International Culinary Arts and Science Institute in Chesterland, Ohio, and working as a welder at Lincoln Electric. Suzanne earned her Bachelor’s degree from Walsh University in comprehensive science, and received her Master’s of Public Health in health policy and management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from Kent State University. She is a working adjunct professor, having experience in both online and in-person environments with Kent State and Northeastern Universities.

Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan is the communications officer for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. His duties include strategic communications, agency branding and marketing, media relations, and direct outreach. Kevin has over 25 years of communications experience, which includes newspaper reporting, television production, government relations, public education, and public health. Kevin received his Bachelor’s degree in radio and television production, and his Master’s of Public Health in health policy and management with a concentration in leadership and organizational change, both from Kent State University. As a guest lecturer, content developer and adjunct professor, he has worked with Case Western Reserve, Kent State, and Northeastern Universities.

(Moderator) Barbara VanRenterghem, Ph.D

Editorial Director
Food Safety Magazine




Taking the Risk Out of Your Food Inspections
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