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March 2019

Food Safety Talk Explores the Food Safety Zone

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Food Safety Talk Podcast

Webinar Series: Food Safety Zone  AFFI is raising the bar on our strategic priority to advance food safety. One exciting way AFFI is raising the bar on food safety is through AFFI’s Food Safety Zone, which is a one-stop food safety resource developed by AFFI’s food safety working group. Food Safety Talk is a podcast hosted by Dr. Don Schaffner and Dr. Ben Chapman where they discuss food safety. We are excited to have Don and Ben explore the AFFI Food…

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April 2019

Cleaning and Sanitizing Chemistry Webinar

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Cleaning and Sanitizing Chemistry

Webinar Series: Sanitation Understanding cleaning and sanitizing is critical to an effective sanitation program. In this webinar, learn the chemistry of cleaning and sanitizing agents; the nature of their action; how to select and pair them; and how to apply them. We’ll also discuss potential safeguards to personnel safety and adherence to environmental guidelines. Get More Information

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Routine Cleaning and Non-Routine Cleaning Webinar

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Routine and Non-Routine Cleaning

Webinar Series: Sanitation Cleaning and sanitation is an essential component of a facility’s food safety program which is aimed at reducing risks associated with Listeria monocytogenes. Experts from the industry will outline the key principles of routine and non-routine procedures that form the basis of a systematic sanitation program.  Specifically, they will provide the functional elements of these procedures including documentation and management of periodic sanitation activities. Get More Information

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Sanitation Top 10 Failures Webinar

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Sanitation Failures

Webinar Series: Sanitation AFFI’s food safety working group outlined a list of common sanitation failures typical in the frozen food industry. This is an interactive session targeted towards identifying and discussing the reasons for these breakdowns. Led by AFFI staff, participants will be able to share and analyze experiences, case studies, and potential steps to resolve sanitation issues. Get More Information

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May 2019

Sanitation Webinar

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Freezer

Webinar Series: Freezer Management Freezing is an integral feature of frozen food processing and freezers are indispensable to our industry. Freezers also impact food safety therefore freezer hygiene and sanitation play a significant role in the prevention and control of Listeria monocytogenes in frozen foods. One experienced sanitation professional breaks down the important elements of freezer management and best practices in design, sanitation, and monitoring to control microbiological hazards. Get More Information

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Hygienic Design of Equipment

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Hygienic Equipment Design

Webinar Series: Freezer Management Participants will be introduced to key principles of hygienic design of equipment and NSF’s equipment certification program. The program aims to establish minimum food protection and sanitation requirements for the materials, design, fabrication, and construction of frozen food processing equipment and their related components. Get More Information

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What are microbial risk assessments and how can they be used? Webinar

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Microbial Risk Assessments

Webinar Series: Freezer Management Description coming soon. Get More Information

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June 2019

Basics of Environmental Monitoring Program and Sampling Webinar

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Environmental Monitoring

Webinar Series: Environmental Monitoring Prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm)in frozen food facilities is a major challenge to manufacturers and implementation of environmental sampling and monitoring programs is vital to Lm prevention and control. Experts in food microbiology will outline key elements of a robust verification program, including sampling tactics, strategies to identify Lm niches, and other tools to assess the impact of sanitation on Lm prevalence in the food production environment. Get More Information

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Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Webinar

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Root Cause

Webinar Series: Environmental Monitoring Root cause analysis (RCA) and corrective actions are critical to the management of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) both from operational and regulatory standpoints. Hear from industry experts on the philosophy of conducting comprehensive RCA, useful tools to conduct an RCA, and the corrective actions to prevent recurrences. Learn the role of a multidisciplinary team approach in responding to positive Listeria spp. or Lm findings in the facility. Get More Information

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Top 10 Reasons for Positive Findings

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Webinar Series: Environmental Monitoring AFFI’s food safety working group outlined a list of common reasons attributed to positive Listeria spp. or Listeria monocytogenes findings in the environment or foods. This is an interactive session targeted towards identifying and discussing the specific circumstances that may have led to these findings. Guided by AFFI staff, participants will be able to share and analyze experiences, case studies, and potential steps to understand and prevent future issues. Get More Information

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