Listeria Training Resources
Managing Listeria in Fresh Produce Operations: Highlights of the updated United Fresh Guidance Document
December 4, 2018 | 2:00 pm ET
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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Other Listeria Resources
- United Fresh and PMA Lm Policy Issue Brief
- United Fresh Lm Guidance Document
- Read the Draft Guide to Handling a Regulatory “Swabathon.” This document was prepared based on the dialogue within round table discussions of the United Fresh Food Safety & Technology Council held January 10, 2017.
- Environmental Monitoring in the Era of Whole-Genome Sequencing, by Dr. Jennifer McEntire.
SANITATION AND SANITARY DESIGN INFORMATION
Free e-learning modules on Hygienic Design by 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. For more information, click here.
The following IFPA Sanitary Design document was created in 2003 for use by processing members in evaluating processing equipment for use in fresh-cut processing facilities. It informs processors about equipment features and assists them in choosing products that best meet their needs for proper sanitation, worker safety and processing efficiency.
The following three resources were created by Commercial Food Sanitation and represent the next evolution to the IFPA Sanitary Design guide. They are downloadable spreadsheets that can be used when purchasing equipment or evaluating a facility. There is no “right” or “cutoff” score; these are communication tools to understand the risks associated with certain designs so that the risks can be managed.
- Facility Design Checklist for Produce
- Equipment Design Checklist for Produce
- Seven Steps of Wet Sanitation
PSA “Name that Zone” Activity PowerPoint
In the PSA curriculum, the concept of zones is used to help growers identify areas that are food contact surfaces (Zone 1), next to food contact surfaces (Zone 2), in the processing area but not Zone 1 or 2 (Zone 3), and outside the processing area (Zone 4). This tool helps reinforce how to identify these areas and begin to develop a sanitation program to meet regulatory expectations. The PowerPoint includes teaching and discussion notes for each one of the photos.