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Foodborne Contamination in the Field and in the Facility: How to Troubleshoot and Respond

This food safety best practices webinar will discuss monitoring and troubleshooting techniques for identifying locations of potential microbial contamination in the field or in the food plant. Attendees will learn how to remove or reduce the threat of contamination in their facility or on their farm. Why Should you Attend: Whether it originates on a farm or in a food plant, foodborne microbial contamination of food supply is an unseen threat. Bacteria are extremely small and can only be seen under a microscope. They can, however, be detected through various means like direct testing of product or swabbing of equipment or surfaces. Only through microbial testing and monitoring can this threat be discovered in the field or in the food plant. This webinar will discuss monitoring techniques for surveying and identifying locations of potential contamination. From the discussion, attendees will learn how to interpret and analyze this information so one can make informed decisions on how to remove or reduce the threat of contamination in their facility or on their farm. The instructor has put together several examples of foodborne contamination that will enhance the troubleshooting skills of the field farm manager or the food processing manager. Areas Covered in the Webinar: Introduction to the major foodborne pathogen Background on field contamination Background on facility contamination Investigation, monitoring and troubleshooting techniques Examples of contamination in the field and in the facility Summary Who Will Benefit: This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all personnel in packinghouses and processors, farm operations and cold storage and distribution centers. Farm owners/managers/foremen Owners and operators of food companies Packinghouse Managers and Supervisors QA managers Food Safety Managers, Supervisors and Coordinators Brokers and salespersons

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