MADISON, WIS. - The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) has three webinars on the schedule for August on the topics of environmental monitoring and COVID-19 impact: 

Aug. 4, 12 p.m. CDT: Environmental Monitoring: Are You Doing Enough? 

When it comes to food safety, investments and related costs implemented to strengthen an environmental monitoring program—which help ensure that the products sold to consumers are safe to eat, as well as the safety of store associates and shoppers—pale in comparison to the alternative: line shutdowns, product recalls, damage to the brand, and potential litigation. Microorganisms such as Listeria and Salmonella can wreak havoc on manufacturing and store operations, as they can oftentimes survive the sanitation process. Join IDDBA and SCS Global Services as it reviews and discusses: 

  • Pre-operational monitoring. 

  • Zone locations. 

  • Frequency and methods of sampling. 

  • Testing technologies. 

Registration for this webinar is available here

Aug. 6, 11 a.m. CDT: COVID-19 Impact Report Review 

Industry members are experiencing disruptive business impacts that necessitate actionable insights and solutions. IDDBA has partnered with 210 Analytics and IRI to bring updates on the COVID-19 pandemic focused specifically on the bakery, dairy, deli meat, deli cheese, and deli-prepared sectors.  

Registration for this webinar is available here.  

Aug. 12, 12 p.m. CDT: The Impact of COVID-19 on ISB Cakes 

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted all of the fresh perimeter departments, including the bakery. The cake category in particular has been negatively affected, both in terms of department logistics and changes in bakery and consumer shopping patterns. Join DecoPac as it explores how in-store bakeries can adjust to these changes through both new and proven techniques to engage customers. Tina Steichen and Danielle Hanson will explore topics such as: 

  • Small cake formats. 

  • Do-It-Yourself formats. 

  • How you and your customers can express gratitude and personalization. 

  • How to use current products in a new way. 

  • Trends in the cake category. 

Registration for this webinar is available here