Packing House Cleaning and Sanitation Workshops

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NC State University is offering an interactive workshop to provide 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
THE CLASS WILL BE OFFERED ON THREE OCCASIONS IN THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS:
Please contact Tom Dyson for more information: 704-736-8461 or tom_dyson@ncsu.edu