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NCDA&CS Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA NCDA&CS Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA NC Fresh Produce Safety 4 weeks awayRegister 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 18 Wed