Workshop 2 - Developing Environmental Monitoring Programs for Small and Midsize Processors

Workshop Registration Fees

  • Members $925.00
  • Non-Members $1025.00
  • Student TBD
  • Late-fee $75.00

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Workshop Description

* A portion of this workshop will be held at an offsite laboratory for the practical exercise.

This previously well-subscribed workshop using established academic and industrial experts will give small and midsize produce, spice, seafood, condiment, bakery, and ingredient suppliers the tools necessary to address four food safety issues in the processing environment: 1) finding spoilage microorganisms in the environment before they affect the product, 2) finding allergens in the environment before they affect the product, 3) finding pathogens in the environment before they contaminate the product, and 4) assessing the effectiveness of cleaning, sanitation, and employee hygiene practices.  Presenters will discuss Canadian and US regulatory perspectives, customer expectations, characteristics of microbial and chemical contaminants, analytical methods overview, data interpretation, source tracking, and remedial sanitation practices.  The first breakout session will include hands-on experience on how to collect samples, tools for collection, sample handling, and laboratory testing.  The workshop will conclude with another breakout session where attendees will work through a case study.  Attendees will receive a workbook and two easy-to-use Environmental Monitoring Program guides, one on pathogens and one on allergens.  Additional reference materials will be detailed as a resource page in the workbook.

Who Should Attend

Small and midsize food processors in underserved sectors and international attendees.

Workshop Instructors

  • Douglas Marshall, Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • James Dickson, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
  • Purnendu Vasavada, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI, USA
  • Lawrence Goodridge, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
  • Jeremy Adler, Ecolab, Windsor, CO, USA
  • Greg Siragusa, Scout Microbiology, Waukesha, WI, USA

Workshop Organizers

  • Douglas Marshall, Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories