ROSEMONT, IL — Three panelists from two different states discussed the investigations of romaine lettuce outbreaks and generated wide-ranging questions during a session at Food Safety Summit 2020.
For the first time, a summit is a virtual event, out of precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which began Monday, runs through tomorrow and features, among other things, a forum for vendors similar to the traditional trade show plus dozens of live educational sessions.
During a session, Tuesday afternoon three panelists and a moderator talked about specific timelines and investigation methods related to two E. coli outbreaks traced to romaine lettuce this past year. The session, “Foodborne Outbreaks in the News,” was moderated by Laura Gieraltowski, the Lead of the Foodborne Outbreak Response Team in the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She led the conversation with:
- Polakshee Gogoi of the Wisconsin