Educational material discussed during this seminar will include both effective sanitation and hygienic practices and the control of microorganisms that cause spoilage and foodborne illness. After a discussion of microorganisms found in meat products, safety issues will be addressed and contamination sources identified. Practices to reduce contamination such as personal hygiene and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) will be discussed. Sanitation procedures for cleaning after production will be provided and the identification of the optimal cleaning compounds and sanitizers will be addressed. Furthermore, viable sanitation equipment and updated food safety technologies will be identified.
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) concept will be discussed, including development, implementation, and assessment. Further discussion will involve evaluation of the HACCP program and sanitation program effectiveness through the discussion of sanitation pre-operations (pre-ops) as well as final product inspection. Further verification of product safety will be accomplished through a presentation on the nutritive value of meat.