News 255 views update:May 12, 2010

Workshop on controlling and eliminating listeria

Control of Listeria monocytogenes (LM) continues to be an issue of concern for the ready-to-eat meat and poultry industry.

A two-day workshop will combine presentations and “hand-on” activities to assist meat and poultry establishments with the tools necessary to develop, implement and maintain an effective LM Control Plan. Topics covered in the workshop will include environmental and product sampling, Listeria monitoring methods and procedures, LM control measures including proper sanitation, sanitary equipment design and formulating with growth inhibitors.
Activities will focus on identifying control points, monitoring methods, statistical designs for sampling plan and proper maintenance of the plan using recording keeping, validation and verification procedures. Workshop attendees should be able to use the information and activities to create a LM control plan for their respective establishments.
The workshop is scheduled for May 1-2 at Texas Tech University (US). For more information about the course and how to register, click here.

Editor WorldPoultry

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