Food Plant Sanitation

Virtual Learning16 hours

Course Overview

A strong food plant sanitation program and team are crucial to ensure the production of safe food, but these elements of a food safety management system are often overlooked. This program, designed for sanitation managers and personnel who are new to supervising the sanitation function, teaches best practices for developing, implementing and maintaining an effective sanitation program for the food plant environment.

What this course covers

  • Evaluate and discuss food plant sanitary design principles and their impact on effective sanitation programs

  • Participate in group discussions, brainstorming and exercises using food plant case scenarios

  • Discuss fundamentals of detergents and sanitizers and their use

  • Review and write a sanitation standard operating procedure (SSOP)

  • Start developing a master sanitation schedule

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.

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Course Objective

At the end of the program, learners will be able to: 

  • Develop and implement your food plant sanitation program 

  • Monitor and improve the program’s effectiveness  

  • Discuss the relationship of food sanitation with microbiology, allergen management and pest control 

  • Troubleshoot sanitation problems 

  • Evaluate sanitation and personnel practices to determine their effectiveness in achieving a clean food processing environment 

 

Accreditation  

As an Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider, NSF Training offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training is authorized by IACET to offer the number of CEUs below for this program. 

1.3 CEU’s 

 

Computer and Internet Connection: 

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is recommended. 

Compatible Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher 

 

Accommodations 

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact (regional office information) one week prior to your class. 

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If you are interested in purchasing 10+ user licenses, please email us at nsftraining.na@nsf.org for additional bulk pricing.

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An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

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Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs.

Prerequisites

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TRAIN YOUR TEAM: Licenses can be purchased individually or in bulk. Bulk pricing discounts are available for eLearning licenses when training seven or more team members. The more you purchase, the more you save. Please email us to take advantage of our discounted pricing.