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  • Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers Short Course

    Penn State University has been a leading provider of science-based food safety training for over 40 years. The Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers Short Course continues this track record by offering a comprehensive 2 1/2-day program for those who are developing in-house food safety programs and want to upgrade their knowledge of the science and technology of cleaning and sanitizing, food allergen control, sanitary facilities and equipment design, food defense, pest control, and environmental monitoring. Lectures and lab sessions focus on control of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, plant and equipment design, safe handling of chemical products, allergen control, and educational strategies to get your workers involved and committed to your food safety plan.

  • Associated Illinois Milk, Food & Environmental Sanitarians 2019 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting

    • Date October 22, 2019 – October 23, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Bloomington, Illinois
    • Website http://www.aimfes.org/
  • United Kingdom Association for Food Protection 17th Annual Conference

  • MANAGING MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING AS A PREVENTIVE CONTROL VERIFICATION

    FDA’s final rule “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” requires that preventive controls be verified to ensure that they are consistently and effectively implemented. Verification procedures frequently take on the form of environmental and product microbiological testing. Establishing a testing plan is resource intensive and may create concerns regarding expense, effectiveness, and potential liability. In this symposium, speakers from government, industry, and academia will address considerations of where to test, testing frequency, rapid methods, statistical process control, role of environmental testing, role of existing literature and predictive modeling for validation, and responses to findings. Case studies will be presented and attendees will be engaged in break out groups to discuss strategies in developing effective testing programs.

  • Managing Microbiological Testing as a Preventive Control Verification

    FDA’s final rule “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” requires that preventive controls be verified to ensure that they are consistently and effectively implemented. Verification procedures frequently take on the form of environmental and product microbiological testing. Establishing a testing plan is resource intensive and may create concerns regarding expense, effectiveness, and potential liability. In this symposium, speakers from government, industry, and academia will address considerations of where to test, testing frequency, rapid methods, statistical process control, role of environmental testing, role of existing literature and predictive modeling for validation, and responses to findings. Case studies will be presented and attendees will be engaged in break out groups to discuss strategies in developing effective testing programs.

  • INOFOOD 2019

    • Date October 28, 2019 – October 29, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Santiago, Chile
    • Website https://www.inofood.cl
  • 10th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit

    Hosted by Strategy Institute.

  • Pasteurizer Operators Workshop

    • Date October 29, 2019 – October 31, 2019
    • Time 07:30 AM - 02:45 PM
    • Location Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University
    • Website http://agsci.psu.edu/pow

    Participants in this three day course will gain knowledge on the operation and regulatory procedures used for pasteurization, with an emphasis on milk. The course begins with a focus on the compostition and microbiology of milk to set the stage for the conditions needed for pasteurization and cleaning. The course focuses on the components of HTST pasteurization system, including instrument control systems, auxiliary equipment such as homogenizers and separators, and work flow technologies. Operation of the system is addressed from start-up through clean-up and sanitation. Requirements for the Pennsylvania Temporary Seal Program are addressed. Vat pasteurization and UHT processing are also discussed. Hands-on laboratory exercises in the pilot plant include a demonstration by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture of the quarterly regulatory tests conducted on the HTST system of the Penn State Berkey Creamery and an in depth view of charts and flow control devices. The course emphasizes interactive learning through the integration of the classroom discussions and hands-on exercises in the pilot plant and Berkey Creamery. Breaks and lunches encourage further discussion with the Penn State, regulatory and industry instructors.

  • Capital Area Food Protection Association 2019 Fall Meeting

    • Date October 30, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location College Park, Maryland
    • Website http://www.cafpa.com/
  • Capital Area Food Protection Association 2019 Fall Meeting

    • Date October 30, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location College Park, Maryland
    • Website http://www.cafpa.com/
  • China International Food Safety & Quality (CIFSQ) Conference

    More information about this meeting will be posted on our website in 2019.

  • XXI International Food Safety Congress

  • American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo 2019

    • Date November 2, 2019 – November 6, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Website http://www.apha2019.org
  • Asia-Pacific Symposium on Food Safety

    This conference has been postpone until 2020.

  • SQF (Safe Quality Food Institute) Conference 2019

  • Dairy Practices Council (DPC) 50th Annual Conference

  • Workshop: Environmental Monitoring Programs & Risk Management Strategy

    While some companies are in the early stage of setting up an appropriate Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP), others struggle with how to respond to pathogen-positive results from their existing programs. This interactive workshop will guide you through: ✓ Understanding the fundamentals and requirements for implementing an EMP ✓ Developing sampling plans and procedures ✓ Hands-on training for taking air, water, and surface samples ✓ Approaches to managing the data generated ✓ Taking corrective actions as part of the environmental control and risk management strategy

  • Korea Association for Food Protection 2019 Annual Meeting

    • Date November 7, 2019 – November 9, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Gyeongju, Korea
    • Website

    For more information, contact Yohan Yoon at yyoon@sm.ac.kr.

  • Dubai International Food Safety Conference (DIFSC) and IAFPs Middle East Symposium on Food Safety

    More information about this conference is posted on the IAFP website.

  • 33rd EFFoST International Conference: Sustainable Food Systems - Performing by Connecting

    Abstracts for this conference will be accepted through 3 May 2019.