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  • Extend the shelf life of your product, optimize the efficiency of your sanitation crew and protect consumers through your sanitation program. This laboratory-based program focuses on the role of sanitation in controlling the microflora in your plant environment. At the end of the program, you will be able to:

    • Differentiate between cleaning and sanitizing
    • Discuss the microbiology of sanitation
    • Implement measures to control biofilm formation
    • Discuss fundamentals of detergents and sanitizers
    • Identify sanitation problem areas in a food manufacturing facility
    • Develop an effective sanitation program
    • Align your sanitation program to FSEP/ HACCP or the Mega Rule
    • Enumerate bacteria (hands-on laboratory exercise)
    • Use environmental swabbing techniques and rapid methods (hands-on laboratory exercise)

    Detailed Program Agenda (PDF 415KB)

    As an IACET Accredited Provider, NSF-GFTC offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF-GFTC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.3 CEUs for this program.

Who Should Attend?

  1. Facilities Managers
  2. Food Service Managers and Personnel
  3. HACCP Coordinators
  4. HACCP Team Members
  5. Ingredient Suppliers
  6. Inspectors
  7. Microbiologists
  8. Operations, Maintenance and Sanitation
  9. Owners/Operators of Food Businesses
  10. Production Managers and Supervisors
  11. QA/QC Managers, Technicians & Supervisors

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The following recognition will be awarded for participation in this course.

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Lunch is from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, and is on your own.

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Substitutions (in writing) are welcome anytime, but please notify us as soon as possible.

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A refund will be issued for the registration fee paid, less a 25% processing charge.

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Refunds cannot be issued for late cancellations.

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