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Building an Effective Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program for Dairy Plants Webinar


Creating and maintaining a comprehensive environmental monitoring program (EMP) is becoming increasingly critical in today’s regulatory environment.  These programs are vital for targeting and verifying control of pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella, in plants producing practically all ready-to-eat dairy foods and ingredients, including milk, cheese, ice cream and dairy powders.  Programs that effectively monitor and manage areas of microbiological risk in the plant environment can serve as "early warning systems" to identify and eliminate sources of potential contamination.  However, designing and implementing a dynamic and effective EMP can be a challenging task and there is no one-size-fits-all approach that will do the job. 

Please join IDFA for this important and timely food safety webinar and learn from a renowned food microbiologist how to ensure your plant has a robust and effective EMP in place that meets your needs, as well as the likely requirements in the Food and Drug Administration’s final hazard analysis and preventive control regulations due to be released this summer.  

When: Monday, April 13, 2015 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presenter: Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D., DVM, Professor, Cornell University, Department of Food Science

Who should attend:

•         Plant Managers

•         Production and Sanitation Supervisors

•         Food Safety and Quality Assurance Personnel

•         Ingredient Suppliers