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Covers microbiological hazards, allergens and allergen validation. Including Listeria and Salmonella mapping and sampling selection.
- Understand the importance of a robust environmental monitoring program
- Gain insight to sampling techniques, where to sample and frequency of sampling, target organisms, and data management.
- Promote knowledge base to conduct environmental testing that adds value to your food safety and quality plans.
Who should attend?
Intended for those that are looking to improve and/or implement their facility’s environmental monitoring program as well as those interested in gaining more knowledge of the environmental monitoring requirement set forth by GFSI schemes. Those involved in the industry include; Quality Control/Assurance personnel, Production Management/Supervisors, Sanitation personnel, and Consultants.
Session 1 Introduction to Environmental Monitoring
- Objectives of environmental monitoring
- Explanation of types of monitoring
- Regulatory considerations
Session 2 Design of an Environmental Monitoring Program
- Factors to consider in the development of a plan
- Discussion of sampling strategies
- Review of sampling techniques
- Discussion of pathogens vs. indicators
- Factor of wet vs. dry manufacturing facilities
Breakout Group #1
- Development of environmental sampling plans
Session 3 Establishment of Objectives of an Environmental Monitoring Program
- Sanitation verification
- GMP verification
Breakout Group #2
– Design of a program for different EMP objectives
Session 4 Use of Monitoring for Allergen Validation
- Discussion of the need for allergen validation
- GFSI recognized audit criteria for allergen validation
- Various methodology available
- Strategies for allergen validation
Session 5 Strategies to Reduce Listeria in the Environment
- Discussion of Listeria as an environmental contaminate
- Discuss common places and equipment where Listeria is commonly found
- Discussion of common Listeria methodologies
- Review of case studies of Listeria as a contaminate
- Review of sample environmental programs for Listeria
Session 6 Strategies to Reduce Salmonella in the Environment
- Discussion of Salmonella as an environmental contaminate
- Discuss common places and equipment where Salmonella is commonly found
- Discussion of common Salmonella methodologies
- Review of case studies of Salmonella as a contaminate
- Review of sample environmental programs for Salmonella
Breakout Group #3 – Development of comprehensive wet and dry processing environments environmental monitoring programs
Session 7 Maintenance and Management of an Environmental Monitoring Program
- Considerations in maintaining program
- Use of data for continuous improvement
- Environmental failures – response plan
- Corrective action management for environmental monitoring program
Course summary and Question & Answer
Registration Fee: $795.00
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PMEastern Time
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
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