EcoLab Science Salon: October 18

Join us Tuesday, October 18, for a Science Salon with Dr. Ruth Petran (center), Dr. Scott Burnett (below left) and Tony Erickson (below right) to learn about Ecolab’s work in food safety. “Food Safety & Bacterial Biofilm in the Food & Beverage Industry” will examine how trends and factors in food safety, and the tools available to the industry, impact the goal of a safe, high-quality food supply. As a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, Ecolab partners with food manufacturing and food handling customers to impact safety and quality.



  • Dr. Ruth Petran will talk about food safety trends, factors and tools available to the industry. Her remarks will set the stage for discussion of challenges that Ecolab has helped customers tackle, including microbial quality barriers with root causes in bacterial biofilm. 
  • Dr. Scott Burnett will discuss biofilm seen in food processing and share recent work done by Ecolab that indicates how cleaning and sanitizing regimes can impact biofilm. 
  • Tony Erickson will provide analysis of real-world case studies showing the positive impact biofilm control can provide in dairy processing.  

Around the world, businesses in the food, hospitality, healthcare and industrial markets choose Ecolab products and services to help keep their environments clean and safe, operate efficiently, and make the world better. This Science Salon also includes a tour that is focused on Ecolab’s capabilities and will provide insights into the company’s global innovation portfolio.

If you plan to bring a guest, he/she must also register online. The registration fee is $20 non-members, $15 for members and $5 for students.



Please plan to arrive at 5:30 p.m.  for check-in, light refreshments, and networking. 

Ecolab Schuman Campus
F Building
655 Lone Oak Drive
Eagan, MN 55121

What is Science Salon? 

Science Salon is a forum for professional scientists to stay current on groundbreaking research and emerging technologies and engage in cross-disciplinary networking. It is a Minnesota Academy of Science program designed for networking with peers from multiple STEM disciplines, while enjoying refreshments and stimulating activities and/or speakers.

Questions? Contact executive director, MAS, Celia Waldock,