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How to Set Up a Sampling Zone for an Environmental Monitoring Program

in Food Safety Fridays - Live Webinars
Added by Simon, 15 Jan 2018


Taking place 29 Jun 2018 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Single Day Event)

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Webinar Description

An environmental monitoring program (EMP) can be used to assess the effectiveness of the overall hygienic practices in a facility and to provide information needed to prevent possible microbial contamination of food products. An EMP provides valuable data (source and concentration) on indicator organisms, spoilage organisms, and pathogens of concern in a timely manner. An EMP is not designed to validate the effectiveness of cleaning and sanitizing methods; the focus is more on validating cleaning and sanitizing frequencies and other Good Manufacturing Practices (21 CFR 110). Gain insight into how effective EMP sampling zones can be implemented in a food-handling facility to reduce the risk of microbial contamination of finished products.

Cost of Attendance: $Free



Webinar Presenter

Speaker Bio:
Lakshmikantha (Kantha) Channaiah, Ph.D., is the lead researcher for AIB International’s Kill Step Validation project. He holds a doctoral degree from Kansas State University with specialization in food-safety microbiology, in addition to having more than 15 years of experience in other areas including biotechnology, R & D, establishing a level 2 biosafety lab, teaching & training, HACCP, GMPs, regulatory compliance, post-harvest grain storage, and developing new technologies. Channaiah is AIB International’s Director of Microbiology and serves as adjunct faculty at Kansas State University.
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Kantha Channaiah
Director of Microbiology
AIB International

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