Webinar: Back to Business - Resuming Operations & Serving Bulk Safely


Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening your foodservice operation and requires careful planning. In this webinar, you will learn how you can adapt and return to safely serving bulk food items in your operation. The guidance provided is intended to help you safely clean and disinfect your facility and equipment as you prepare for the return of employees, students, visitors and more.

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Featured Speakers:


Dr. Ruth Petran from Ecolab will discuss best practices and enhanced procedures to help keep your facility clean, safe, and healthy as you prepare to resume full operations.

Becca Picha from General Mills will share a continuum of bulk food serving solutions and the steps you can take to make each serving method as clean and safe as possible.

Speaker + Bio:

Ruth Petran, Ph.D., CFS

Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety & Public Health Expert
Ecolab Inc.
Ruth Petran, Ph.D., CFS

Dr. Ruth Petran is a food safety and public health expert with over 30 years of experience in the industry. She has a wealth of technical expertise and consults on food safety and public health issues,spanning the food supply chain from farm to manufacturing processes and to food service and retail.

Dr. Petran is a certified food scientist and holds a master’s degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She is an Executive Board member of the International Association for Food Protection and she chairs the Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force.

Becca Picha

Non-Commercial Marketing
General Mills Foodservice
Becca Picha

Becca Picha is a marketer focused on the non-commercial segment of Foodservice. She brings over 7 years of experience within food marketing, across retail and foodservice, with a focus on product categories including cereal, yogurt and baked goods. Becca holds a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication from the University of Minnesota.


Megan Kelbel

General Mills