Video: Frank Yiannis Shares Expertise in Ecolab “Food Safety = Behavior” Webinar

“Your job is not to create a food safety program; it’s to create a food safety culture.” - Frank Yiannas, vice president, Food Safety & Health, Walmart Stores Inc.
Aug 4, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Campaign: Safe Food

Frank Yiannas, vice president, Food Safety & Health, Walmart Stores Inc. provides proven behavioral science principles and suggested applications on how they can be used to advance food safety in Ecolab’s “Keeping it Clean in 2015: Food Safety = Behavior” Food Safety Matters webinar.

As the vice president of Food Safety and Health, Yiannis oversees all food safety and other public heath functions for the world's largest retailer. He is a registered microbiologist with the American Academy of Microbiology and holds memberships with the National Environmental Health Association, the American Society of Microbiology and the Institute of Food Technologists. His book “Food Safety = Behavior” helps in achieving food safety success, going beyond traditional training, testing and inspectional approaches to managing risks

“When it comes to food safety, people’s attitudes, choices and behaviors are some of the most important factors influencing the overall safety of our food supply.  Think about it.  If you’re trying to improve the food safety performance of an organization, industry or region of the world, what you’re really trying to do is change peoples’ behaviors.  Simply put, food safety equals behavior,” said Yiannas.

From helping to prevent cross-contamination in food processing facilities to providing sanitation and hand hygiene programs for restaurant employees, Ecolab is a global leader in keeping food safe. 

Ecolab Food Safety Matters Webinars are hosted on the third Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. ET.