A WEBCAST is similar in intent to a broadcast television program, but designed for Internet transmission.
Webcast clients allow a user to connect to a server, which is distributing (webcasting) the webcast, and displays the televisual content to the user.
We’ll be going live with our webcast venture via Ferret on the theme of Key Elements of a Successful Food Safety Program.
Our webcast sponsors include Rentokil , BOC , Albany Door Systems and 3M Microbiology .
Each sponsor’s presentation will be a combination of PowerPoint slides and image of the narrator and audio by the narrator.
Each presentation will be 10 minutes followed by a brief question and answer session between myself and each presenter.
As a viewer, you’ll be able to independently access any of the presentations.
The webcast will be available online for 12 months and for those iPOD buffs will be downloadable.
Each presenter will bring to the webcast a unique perspective on food safety.
BOC technical solutions engineer - food/cryogenics Helmut Dresselhaus will focus on temperature and atmosphere control for food preservation and safety.
Cryogenic systems for temperature control andprocess heat removal are designed to increase productivity and improve food quality by reducing dehydration, enhancing food texture and improving ingredient take-up for elaborated products.
3M Microbiology’s webcast will address new approaches in environmental sampling to improve effectiveness and simultaneously control costs involved.
“Environmental sampling in food processing factories is increasingly been seen as a key element of HACCP programs,” Phil Curry of 3M Microbiology said.
“By controlling the spread of bacteria in the factory you can minimise the risks of contamination of your food product.
Rentokil’s segment will cover pest control management.
“Pest control is all about treating current pests, removing the conditions attractive to pests and closely monitoring the ongoing situation, which means a close partnership between client and pest control service provider,” Rentokil general manager David Peterson said.
Rentokil will also cover a newly developed means of tracking pest control information and detector systems over the Internet.
“We have designed this service for organisations that are required to meet the most stringent OH&S and HACCP quality audit requirements. It is ideally suited to food manufacturers, processors and distributors, for critical computer networks and IT equipment and exporters,” David told FOOD.
PestNet allows the client total access and control of pest information via a secure Internet site at any time night or day. On the Internet it can be accessed anywhere and is linked to all the premises of the client, making it ideal for larger organisations with operations in different locations.
Albany Doors Systems will cover high speed doors and the advantages to the food industry of using high speed doors to assist in providing a safe environment.