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Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy: Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshop

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy: Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshop

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 to Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Center for Dairy Research - University of Wisconsin - Madison

1605 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1519
United States

Event Details


Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshop - Hosted by Foremost Farms, Sargento Foods, and the Center for Dairy Research

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 is applicable for both wet and dry sanitation facilities and 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, Q&A sessions, and hands-on exercises:

• 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.

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The easiest way to register is online. We can accommodate multiple registrations by check. Please email for more information about paying with a check.

Registration fee: $495