Effective Cleaning and Sanitation Programs for Food Safety Success
Duration: 60 Minutes
Effective sanitation programs are vital for food safety and product protection, while environmental monitoring programs are necessary to ensure that your sanitation program is effective. Usually, companies place the responsibility of these programs under Quality Assurance. Many managers may find themselves in a place of uncertainty if they don’t have experience with these programs in the past.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Identify the critical components in effective sanitation/cleaning programs
- Recognize the impact of sanitation and hygiene for long-term business success
- Adopt components of a successful environmental monitoring program, including effective swabbing, validation and verification techniques, and how to take corrective actions
- Achieve consistent and verifiable results by performing sequential process steps for wet and dry cleaning, and differentiate which method is appropriate based on product and process evaluation
- Recognize the purpose and value of effective written cleaning procedures
- Develop sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs)
- Influence and motivate cross-functional colleagues to embrace their critical roles in successful sanitation and food safety programs
An effective sanitation program is essential to the overall success of any food handling operation. Good sanitation will be rewarded with improved morale, better productivity and a reduced chance of regulatory incidences or recalls. In this webinar expert speaker Natasha Rowley-Phipps will focus on the basics and beginnings of an effective sanitation and environmental monitoring program. You’ll also get practical steps to creating, implementing and monitoring of both the sanitation and environmental monitoring programs.
You will leave the session with basic, yet practical steps to creation of these programs. Additionally, Natasha will review templates for program documents and discuss methods for managing data associated with testing results for environmental monitoring.
Who will Benefit
- Understanding the scope of sanitation and environmental monitoring programs
- Effective sanitation program development steps, i.e. assessments, sanitation standard operating procedures, testing for effectiveness
- Effective environmental monitoring program development steps, i.e. assessments, zoning, site set up, and paperwork examples
- Review of microbiological contaminants – how do we know what to test for?
- Training and program reviews
- New sanitation or quality supervisors
- Operations or maintenance managers/supervisors
- Quality control and assurance managers
- Sanitation managers
- Corporate quality managers
- Senior management
- Quality assurance and plant management personnel who oversee the daily cleaning and sanitation of the food processing environment
- Third parties developing HACCP plans
- Auditors and those with food safety inspection roles
- Validation specialists
- Quality system auditors