Overview

The Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshops are designed to help dairy processing facilities improve pathogen control practices including PEM, sanitation, and sanitary design. The workshops are designed and coordinated 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.

Location

The Madison, WI, dry focus workshop will be held at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace (9 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703).

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.

2020 Workshops

September 23-24, 2020  |  Madison, WI   |  Dry Focus Workshop
October 6-7, 2020  |  Dallas, TX