Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria Webinars

Managing Lm in a Tree Fruit Packing Operation
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm ET (12:00 PT)
Sponsored by Washington State Tree Fruit Association 

How can tree fruit packing operations work with their current resources and capabilities to minimize the risk of cross-contamination of their fruit by Listeria monocytogenes? This webinar is part of a 2-part series, and will focus on practices and processes including sanitation, sanitary design, zoning, and employee hygiene can decrease- or increase-risk.

Environmental Monitoring To Verify Control of Listeria in a Tree Fruit Packing Operation
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm ET (12:00 PT)
Sponsored by Washington State Tree Fruit Association 

Once tree fruit packing operations feel that they’ve got “the basics” of Listeria management under control in their operation, this second webinar in a 2-part series will explain how to verify that those practices and procedures are working. The webinar will explain how to interpret the results of tests commonly used in the industry, such as ATP, coliforms, E. coli, and Listeria. It will also delve into controversial issues such as testing zone 1 product contact surfaces, and testing post sanitation versus during production. The webinar will also focus on corrective actions and how to respond to a positive in a way that addresses the root cause of the issue.

Listeria Workshops

The Listeria Workshop

The Listeria Workshop will bring together attendees from various food companies, including growers, shippers, packers, retailers, suppliers and food safety consultants in the fresh produce industry. The Workshop itself will feature: general sessions on sanitary design, sanitation best practices and environmental monitoring with breakout sessions, panel discussions, case studies and much more! There will also be a networking reception event on the first night of the event and will feature table top displays from various industry exhibitors!

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Listeria Workshop Information

FDA Guidance

Draft Guidance for Industry: Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods

United Fresh Comments on LM in RTE Foods

Listeria Resources

Listeria Resources