Free Webinar to Help Foodservice Operations Safeguard Against COVID-19

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WHAT:            “Back to Business: Resuming Operations and Serving Bulk Safely,” a free webinar, will provide guidance to help foodservice professionals safely serve employees, students and patrons during the COVID-19 environment.

Providing 1 free CEU upon completion,* the webinar will offer participants the opportunity to:

  • Identify the risk factors from COVID-19.
  • Obtain tips to help safeguard employees.
  • Get guidance for safely cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, dining areas, kitchens and more.
  • Learn how to safely serve patrons with best practices for all areas of a foodservice operation, including self-serve and bulk food products.

The webinar is a joint effort from General Mills Foodservice and Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection-prevention solutions.

“We know safety and sanitation are top of mind with foodservice operations as they prepare to reopen while dealing with challenges from the ongoing pandemic,” said Alyca Judge, senior manager of marketing communications and industry relations for General Mills Foodservice. “Together with Ecolab, we hope this webinar will arm foodservice professionals with knowledge to help them get back to the business of serving their patrons as safely as possible.”

WHO:            Speakers include:

  • Dr. Ruth Petran, Ph.D., CFS, is a senior corporate scientist at Ecolab and a food safety and public health expert with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.
  • Becca Picha, a marketer at General Mills Foodservice, works closely with non-commercial foodservice operations to identify products and solutions to help them succeed.

WHEN:            The webinar will be presented live at 11 a.m. CST on Aug. 13, 2020 and available for download following the live presentation.

WHERE:            Foodservice professionals can register to participate in the live webinar HERE

About General Mills Convenience & Foodservice

The General Mills Convenience & Foodservice division serves the convenience, foodservice and bakery industries by providing quality products from time-trusted brands along with culinary, nutrition education and marketing resources to help operators succeed. Its distinguished brand portfolio includes Big G Cereals, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Gold Medal, Pillsbury, Chex Mix, Bugles and Gardetto’s. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the division had fiscal 2019 net sales of $1.82 billion. For more information, please


About Ecolab

A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the

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CONTACT:  Sarah Peterson
                      General Mills Convenience & Foodservice

*Attendees may receive 1 CEU upon completion of webinar by registering and logging in to the webinar with their individual credentials to receive credit. Approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) and the Research Chefs Association (RCA).