|SARASOTA, Fla. (March 22, 2021) – The University of South Florida M3 Center for Innovation and Technology and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) will present a virtual panel discussion, “Planning for the Future: How COVID-19 Will Alter the Food Safety Landscape,” on April 7 at noon. The free online discussion will feature industry experts Carol Dover, president of the FRLA; John Horne, owner of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar; Jenny Krueger, restaurant operations consultant at food service distributor USFoods; and Chris Tomasso, chief executive officer of First Watch Restaurants. Joe Askren, an instructor in USF’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Muma College of Business, will moderate the discussion. “We are looking forward to hearing from our restaurant and food service industry partners regarding the current COVID climate,” Askren said. “I know they will have a lot to share with us and are eager to discuss their best practices that have kept them going through the extremely challenging past 12 months.” The webinar is offered at no cost, but requires advance registration. Register by visiting m3center.org/foodsafetywebinar. To learn more about the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, visit www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu. |
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