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OfflineEventAttendanceMode Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA NC Fresh Produce Safety 7 months agoRegister with Eventbrite
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Description: Packing House Sanitation Workshop

This interactive workshop provides fruit and vegetable growers information and tools necessary to develop an effective cleaning and sanitizing program. After a morning of classroom discussion, the afternoon will include hands-on demonstrations of cleaning procedures and verification methods applicable to many packing houses. Topics for the workshop include:
  • Choosing the right detergent and sanitizer for your operation
  • Factors affecting efficacy of cleaning and sanitizing
  • Documentation including SOPs and monitoring logs
  • ATP and microbial surface swabbing
  • Evaluation of equipment for sanitary design
  • Color coding of equipment and tools
  • References to the Produce Safety Rule and market requirements


Cost and Registration $50 registration fee includes all course resources as well as morning and afternoon snacks and lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Gunter (cgunter@ncsu.edu), Chip Simmons (odsimmon@ncsu.edu; 919-414-5632), Elena Rogers (elena_rogers@ncsu.edu; 828-352-2519), or Lynette Johnston (lmkleman@ncsu.edu). Registration deadline is 2/24/2020.

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Agenda
9:30 am Registration and Coffee
10:00 am Welcome and Introductions
10:10 am Overview of Sanitation and it’s Importance
10:40 am Cleaning and Sanitation Best Practices
11:20 am Documentation and Verification Methods
12:00 pm LUNCH
12:30 pm Sanitary Equipment Design

1:15 p.m. Packing House Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities - Evaluate equipment design, Demonstrate effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures, Verify cleaning: chemical concentrations, ATP swabs, and recordkeeping

Instructors
Chris Gunter
Professor
Extension Specialist
Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
cgunter@ncsu.edu

Chip Simmons
Area Specialized Agent – Food Safety
Fresh Produce Safety – Eastern NC
Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
odsimmon@ncsu.edu

Elena Rogers
Area Specialized Agent – Food Safety
Fresh Produce Safety – Western NC
Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
emtoro@ncsu.edu

Lynette Johnston
Food Safety Area Specialized Agent
Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
lmkleman@ncsu.edu
Mar 10 Tue