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Salmonella: Job Security for Food Microbiologists

During this webinar, Dr. Donald W. Schaffner presented his reflections on 30 years in food safety and risk assessment as reflected through Salmonella. He presented some of his own research, unpublished research, and reflections on current events.

September 1, 2020
2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT


Donald W. Schaffner, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist
Rutgers University

Dr. Donald W. Schaffner is an extension specialist in food science and distinguished professor at Rutgers University. His research interests include hand washing, cross-contamination, and quantitative microbial risk assessment. He is a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Academy of Microbiology, and International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Dr. Schaffner was the president of IAFP from 2013–2014. In his spare time, he cohosts the Food Safety Talk and Risky or Not podcasts. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic he has been interviewed for TV and print media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, on SARS-CoV-2 and the risks of COVID-19.