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GOJO microbiologists, scientists, nurses and communication professionals post regularly and we also get the views of outside experts and thought leaders in the field. It’s all part of the GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making lives better through well-being solutions.

Chip Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor, GOJO Industries

Dr. Chip Manuel joined GOJO Industries in 2019 as a Food Safety Science Advisor. In this role, Dr. Manuel conducts food safety related research with the intent to improve public health, serves as a food safety microbiology subject matter expert for internal and external stakeholders, and represents GOJO Industries at conferences as a thought leader in food safety. Dr. Manuel holds a BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Food Science. Dr. Manuel’s area of research expertise is in food virology, specifically control of norovirus in food settings.

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A New Era of Smarter Food Safety: An Expert Opinion

1/7/2020

By Chip Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor, GOJO Industries

I was recently able to participate in the FDA’s public meeting with food industry thought leaders on how to usher in a new era of smarter food safety. As the FDA plans a strategic blueprint outlining steps to protect public health and improve the global food supply chain, I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts on the meeting. As someone who was able to observe this monumental event, I believe it is crucial that those unable to attend could still understand what was discussed – and hopefully feel inspired to change the way they approach food safety in 2020.

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Worker Cleaning Kitchen Surface
The Top Reasons Your Surface Sanitizing Falls Short

10/28/2019

By Chip Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor, GOJO Industries

Although the "bucket and rag” method may be the industry standard for cleaning surfaces in restaurants, if not performed properly, these techniques can be ineffective at best. Cleaning and sanitizing with reusable towels requires constant monitoring of the sanitizing solution, the surfaces being cleaned, and the towels themselves. Proper storage, laundering and disposal of towels also contribute to the success of a cleaning program – and if any of these variables fall behind, cross-contamination is a very real possibility.

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