Pet Food Workshop

November 13-14, 2013
Kansas City, Missouri
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Best Practices for Environmental Monitoring, Sanitation, and the Control of Salmonella in Wet and Dry Pet Food Manufacturing Facilities

The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA) is the largest overhaul of food safety legislation in more than 70 years. With new directives come greater industry responsibilities. A critical component of any Food Safety Plan is to identify and minimize the potential for microbial contamination in the processing environment. This workshop will review the potential microbial risks in pet food processing for low moisture foods, raw, partially cooked and ready-to-eat type products. Risk management strategies, including the effective implementation of preventive controls will be presented.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is designed for Plant Managers, Quality Control/Assurance Managers, Laboratory Technicians, Operations Personnel, and Sanitation Personnel. The course will focus on training participants on best practices used to control pathogens in the manufacturing environment.


November 13
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Basic Microbiology and Testing Alternatives
Control of Salmonella in the Manufacturing Environment
Pathogen Environmental Monitoring (PEM) Concepts
11:30 a.m. Lunch
Preparing for a Regulatory Visit -Guest Speaker
PEM Case Study- Break Out Session and PEM Sampling Video
Construction Program Planning and Maintenance Food Safety Programs
Validating the Reduction of Salmonella and Other Pathogens in Heat - Guest Speaker
Q-and-A Session
5:00 p.m. Adjourn Day 1
5 - 6 p.m. Reception

November 14
8:00 a.m. Morning Session
Sanitation Best Practices- “Making the Right Choices”- Hydrite Guest Speaker
Standardized Sanitation Operating Procedures Development and Cleaning Verification-
          Hydrite Guest Speaker
Sanitary Equipment Design and Breakout Session
Q-and-A Session
Noon Adjourn Day 2

Workshop Registration Fees


Deadline to Register
November 8, 2013

Hotel Information

The November 13-14, 2013, Best Practices for Environmental Monitoring, Sanitation, and the Control of Salmonella in Wet and Dry Pet Food Manufacturing Facilities Workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Embassy Suites
7640 Northwest Tiffany Springs Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64153

Reservation Link

To book a room, please select the reservation link above, or call the Embassy Suites at 816-891-7788 and indicate that you are with the Pet Food Safety Workshop group. The Embassy Suites has rooms available at a discounted rate of $113/night for course attendees. This rate includes a continental breakfast. The deadline to secure a room is October 22, 2013. We have secured a large block of rooms, but once all the rooms have been reserved, we cannot guarantee that additional space will be available.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

How to Register

Choose one of the following registration options.
» Register Online
» Download a Registration Form
    -Email the form to
    -Fax the form to (417) 829-3787
    -Mail the form and check to Chestnut Labs, 3233 E Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802

For more information, contact Joy Perry at
2835 N. Oak Grove
Springfield, Missouri 65803
417-829-3728 (phone)
417-866-7950 (fax)