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Dairy Facts 2016

Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshops - Plymouth, WI

Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshops - Plymouth, WI

Overview      

The Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshop is designed to help dairy processing facilities improve pathogen control practices including PEM, sanitation, and sanitary design.  The workshop was designed by dairy industry professionals for the benefit of the industry through the non-profit Innovation Center for US Dairy.  The instructors are food safety leaders from companies across the dairy industry who share their knowledge and experiences to advance food safety across the industry.  The training includes lectures and hands-on exercises:

- Pathogen Environmental Monitoring (PEM), Swabbing, Vectoring, Corrective Actions, and Record Keeping
- Best practices for GMPs, Floors, Separation of Raw and Ready-to-Eat (RTE)
- Introduction to Pathogen Microbiology Sanitary design, Sanitation, SSOP Development
- Pathogen Environmental Monitoring (PEM), Swabbing, Vectoring, Corrective Actions, and Record Keeping

This is an interactive session where you will learn from multiple instructors as well as by interacting with your peers from other companies.  Small group exercises will reinforce and allow practice on evaluating equipment, swabbing techniques, PEM plans, and developing SSOPs.

Who Should Participate

This workshop has been designed for all employees who are involved with pathogen-control programs, regardless of their titles or current roles. Attendees include plant managers, production supervisors, sanitation, engineering, maintenance, and all levels of corporate/plant quality.

Be sure to save the date for one of the "2016 Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshops" near you:

- February 10-11, 2016 - Collinsville, IL | Hosted by Prairie Farms

- May 17-18 *, 2016 - Denver, CO | Hosted by Leprino Foods, Hilmar Cheese & Ingredients, and California Dairies Inc. 

- June 7-8, 2016 - Plymouth, WI | Hosted by Sargento Foods Inc. and Foremost Farms USA

- August 23- 24, 2016 - Beachwood, OH | Hosted by Great Lakes Cheese Co Inc. 

- October 25-26, 2016* - Arden Hills, MN | Hosted by Land O'Lakes and Glanbia USA (This workshop covers both dry and wet product operations)

*All workshops cover both wet and dry product operations but the Denver session will specifically focus on dry dairy powder operations

Visit www.usdairy.com/FoodSafety to learn more about  Food Safety workshops offered by the Innovation Center for US Dairy.