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Special Dairy Foods Industry Virtual Office Hours

April 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT

Special Dairy Foods Industry Virtual Office Hours

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (EDT)

Join the Dairy Foods Research Centers for a special Dairy Foods Industry Virtual Office Hours focused on how the Dairy Foods Industry is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This special virtual session will allow you to speak directly to a panel of experts from the Dairy Foods Research Centers, Dairy Management, Ecolab and Matrix Sciences International. See below for the complete list of panelists.

Dairy Foods Industry Virtual Office Hours are free and open to anyone in the food industry from farm to fork. Registration for this event is required. Please register here.


You may submit questions when you register, email them in advance to [email protected], or ask them live during the session. You can also find frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to dairy foods safety on the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS@CU) website.


Cornell University:
Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety
Dr. Sam Alcaine, Assistant Professor in Food Science
Dr. Andrew Novakovic, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics

Mr. Rob Ralyea, M.S., Senior Dairy Extension Associate
Dr. Aljosa Trmcic, Dairy Extension Associate


Dairy Management Inc.:

Mr. Tim Stubbs, CFS, Vice President Product Research and Food Safety

Ecolab, Inc.:
Dr. Ruth Petran, Senior Corporate Scientist in Food Safety & Public Health

Matrix Sciences International, Inc.:
Ms. Melanie Neumann, J.D., M.S., Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Oregon State University:
Dr. Joy Waite-Cusic, Associate Professor in Food Safety

University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Ms. Marianne Smukowski, Outreach Program Manager, Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research

Utah State University:
Dr. Taylor Oberg, Assistant Professor in Food Safety