This webinar has been cancelled.
Convenience retail foodservice offers and menus are focusing more on fresh and high-quality ingredients, which can also increase your risks around safe food handling. Hear from two renowned food safety experts as they discuss how some behaviors taking place inside your stores can lead to a foodborne outbreak. We’ll go back to the basics of a strong food safety foundation and talk about how you can take your foodservice programs to the next level by ensuring safe food handling.
Wed, Aug 24, 2022 · 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
Lone Jespersen, Ph.D.
Principal, Cultivate Food Safety
Jespersen is an entrepreneur, high-level strategist, food safety expert and visionary dedicated to helping food manufacturers and retailers deliver safe and quality food through culture-driven intervention. Cultivate is a global organization that helps food manufacturers and retailers make safe, great-tasting food through cultural effectiveness. Prior to founding Cultivate, she spent 11 years at Maple Leaf Foods, including the uphill battle to regain consumer trust and relaunch and implement the company’s food safety and operations learning following the 2008 tragedy that killed 23 people. Jespersen has a Ph.D. in Culture Enabled Food Safety.
Ashley Pridon
Vice President and General Manager Global Convenience Stores, Ecolab
Ashley Pridon is Vice President and General Manager within the Institutional segment of Ecolab. She is leading the creation of a new global business dedicated to helping convenience retailers deliver exceptional experiences for their customers through sparkling clean spaces, safe food and protected reputations. Previously, Ashley spent 15 years focused on the QSR industry holding roles within RD&E, marketing, sales and global supply chain management consulting. Most recently, she led Ecolab’s global McDonald’s account team through the pandemic, successfully driving strategy, customer satisfaction and growth with this 50-year business partner. Ashley earned an MBA from Kellogg Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.
Chrissy Blasinsky
Content Communications Strategist, NACS
Chrissy Blasinsky is the content communications strategist at NACS. She has been with the association for 17 years and works collaboratively with internal teams on communications, social media and editorial and content marketing strategy. She also oversees the NACS Ideas 2 Go brand and program and co-hosts the Convenience Matters podcast.