Applied Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Online Sep 2 & Sep 16
- Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 8:00am to 12:00pm
The importance of a robust environmental monitoring program cannot be overstated in a food safety plan. The Food Safety Modernization Act and many of the GFSI approved auditing schemes require a risk-based environmental program. Foodborne illnesses and recalls can put a company out of business; a pathogen environmental monitoring (PEM) program is one way of mitigating that risk and ensuring a strong sanitation program. In this course, participants will understand how to create a successful environmental monitoring program without causing the company to go bankrupt on testing costs. Participants will learn how to implement, manage, and continually improve the PEM program to mitigate inherent food safety risks.
This course is not meant to be just another class on an environmental program. Each student will receive a kit to practice the skills learned in class. In between the 2 short morning class sessions, there will be homework to reinforce concepts. Participants will be able to utilize their skills immediately.