Cleaning and Sanitation Training for Food Processors

We will cover several topics of value to food manufacturing sanitation team members. We will begin with a conceptual understanding of cleaning vs. sanitation.

We will then review proper cleaning techniques to ensure microbial and allergen residue removal. Attendees will learn about the chemicals used in industrial cleaning and sanitation and how to protect themselves against harmful exposure and accidents.

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Why should you attend: The industry has come a long way since the turn of the century, when the poor sanitation practices of many food manufacturing facilities was exposed. Recent events have highlighted the need for even better sanitation. The population has become decidedly more vulnerable and exposed to food borne illnesses linked to manufacturers.

The FDA cited Sunland Inc, the firm that manufactured various nut products recalled this year, for numerous sanitation violations. Failure to properly clean equipment and subsequent salmonella contamination of product resulted in a very poor outcome for this facility. Poor sanitation can also result in allergen cross contamination. Understanding where there are “dead ends” in product flow and difficult to clean areas is important for sanitation personnel to be aware of. What types of cleaning chemicals remove the various types of soils unique to each industry is also critical for an effective sanitation program. Very basic sanitation concepts and practices can make a big difference.

Course Modules & Content Details:

  • Cleaning and Sanitation practices specific to various areas of the manufacturing environment and the resultant risks
  • Types of soils and cleaning chemicals based on the properties of each
  • Results of exposure to hazardous chemicals, how to read labels and maintain chemical safety.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Scope of Cleaning and Sanitation
  • Sanitation Regulations and Best Practices
  • Cleaning
  • Chemical Safety
  • Review
  • Closing
  • Self Assessment

Who Will Benefit:

  • Food Manufacturing employees at all levels, especially sanitation and operations/production team members
  • Auditors who review facilities quality assurance programs
  • Customers who want to understand best practices that they should require of their suppliers will benefit
Speaker Profile
Melinda Allen is a Food Safety and Quality Consultant in the Food Industry. Melinda has had a long and dedicated career of Quality Assurance and Food Safety leadership with companies such as YUM Brands and Quiznos. Her consulting clients have included leaders in the field such as Burger King, Panda Express and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. She continues to work with many of these and additional clients. Melinda and her team of experienced professionals are available for Quality Assurance and Food Service auditing, Specification and Program Development and Training, Product Commercialization.

Upcoming FDA FSMA Rules of Human and Animal Foods

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The process of finalizing new food safety rules by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is underway. The accent of these upcoming FDA FSMA rules on the sanitary transportation of human and animal foods is the ways by which scientific and safe transportation and logistics involved in food transportation can be bettered. The FDA is required to establish rules for improving, auditing and enforcing new rules relating to food transportation. Congressional instructions have been issued for ensuring the establishment of these rules.

These are the aspects of food transportation that come under the ambit of these new FSMA Rules:

–       Foods not completely enclosed by a container

–       Preventing and reducing adulteration and risk

–       Training and certification of personnel for this purpose

–       Food inspection and collection of data

–       Maintaining compliance and reporting about its evidence.

Get trained on how to do this right

Since the FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods apply to organizations that work in food transportation; these organizations have to ensure proper adherence to these rules. To do this, they need to first understand the rules and also know what it takes implement them. A seminar being organized by GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading provider of professional trainings for all the areas of regulatory compliance will offer this learning.

John Ryan, President, TransCert, QualityInFoodSafety, RyanSystems, is the Director of this two-day seminar. He will offer understanding and insights into the way the new Rules from the FDA apply to players involved in the transportation of human and animal foods.

The Director will also impart complete understanding of the ways by which to establish the right temperature monitoring, sanitation, container test and traceability, training and data reporting procedures and review the same. This seminar will also offer an understanding of the legal requirements of food transportation and how to develop a company plan that meets the expectations and requirements of both its customers and the FDA.

You can register for this seminar by visiting Upcoming FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods This seminar has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant’s RAC recertification upon full completion

Technological aspects of FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods

Dr. Ryan will offer insights into all the aspects of the FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods and help participants understand how to comply with them. In the course of this learning, he will cover the technological aspects of food transportation, which are gaining importance lately. These include new low cost GPS enabled traceability and temperature monitoring technology, EPA approved container sanitizers, washout technologies, temperature maintenance equipment, and food residue and bio-contaminant testing. Dr. Ryan will examine the close relationship these technologies have with the FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods.

Dr. Ryan’s assessment of the future of transportation food safety vis-à-vis new and evolving technologies will be peppered with references to upcoming technology providers. He will provide the participants of this seminar with Internet links that lead to more detailed information on the same.

Those in food supply chain logistics and food safety and security personnel whose primary responsibilities include management, sanitation, quality and operations; will find this seminar highly useful.  It will also be useful for personnel that handle incoming and outgoing food shipments, maintaining transportation equipment and tools, and purchasing or selling.

Dr. Ryan has the following agenda for this seminar:

o   Review of the FDA’s proposed rules on the sanitary transportation of human and animal foods

o   Review of other international transportation food safety guidance and laws

o   The meaning of adulteration

o   Review of Standards

  • Management
  • Sanitation
  • Hazard analysis risk-based preventive controls
  • Traceability and temperature monitoring
  • Training

o  GAP analysis

o  Learning what happens during cold chain food transportation through all processes

  • Farms
  • Air
  • Ship
  • Truck
  • Trays and Bins

o  Data, logs, forms and electronic record keeping

o  Shipment cargo theft, security and recall

o  Issues facing food importers and those buying from them

o  Return on investment (ROI) and marketing advantages

o  Future technologies (trans-oceanic, satellite, etc.)

o  Establishing an initial plan to implement your auditable system

  • Choosing which standards apply to your company
  • Flowcharting your process
  • Determining when and how you will perform a GAP analysis
  • Listing new procedures for your operation
  • Selecting and assigning key personnel.