Adv Sanitation workshop


HANDS-ON  Advanced Sanitation -- May each year

Who should take this course: QA/QC personnel, sanitation managers and supervisors, plant managers and supervisors and any staff who want to upgrade their knowledge of the science and technology of cleaning and sanitizing.

Part 1. Foundations in Sanitation

  1. The microbial ecology of a food plant; What is dirt? What is a biofilm? (includes hands-on exercises)
  2. Chemistry and use of cleaners and sanitizers
  3. Understanding and monitoring allergens (includes hands-on exercises)

Part 2. Sanitation Programs

  1. Sanitation in the various food safety programs: GMPs, British Retail Consortium and SQF (Global Food Safety Initiatives).
  2. Sanitary design and planning sanitation programs
  3. Monitoring sanitation (ATP methods)(includes hands-on exercises)
  4. Understanding and monitoring Listeria (includes hands-on exercises)
  5. Understanding and monitoring Salmonella (includes hands-on exercises)
  6. Discussion – participant experiences in sanitation programs

Part 3. Applied Sanitation (more hands-on activities)

  1. The group will visit a local food plant that employs an extensive sanitation program 
Course instructors:
Brian A Nummer PHD, USU Extension Food Safety Specialist, Logan, UT

For registration or questions please call the Western Dairy Center at 435-797-2106 or email them at