Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) alumni, Talia Salloum and Chantal Tawk, received their master’s degrees in Food Safety and Quality Management from the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FNHS) in 2020. Two years later, they found themselves in critical positions as food safety supervisors in Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Foodborne illnesses and related outbreaks tend to occur among large, dense audiences. Given the international nature of the event, the numerous attendees, and the corresponding amount of food catered, the risks of foodborne incidents are high.
To mitigate these chances, Talia was responsible for planning and implementing the food safety procedures and policies at the central production unit and four stadiums. She also collaborated with local authorities to ensure that operations met the local and international standards.
Meanwhile, Chantal was assigned the role of food inspector, carefully examining various caterers’ central production units (CPUs) and food service areas. In this position, she connected and collaborated with top professionals of diverse backgrounds to learn the tricks of the trade.
Both Talia and Chantal made sure to safeguard all protocols to promote a healthy environment amidst all the excitement of the World Cup. Their contributions to the biggest soccer championship are a testament to their conscientiousness and commitment to the well-being of others, honoring their responsibilities with due diligence.