Sanitation Training

sanitation items in a commercial kitchenUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension Offers Two Sanitation Trainings:

  1. Asynchronous introductory Online Food Processing Sanitation (Level 1 micro-credential)
  2. Hands-on in-person Food Processing Sanitation (online course is a prerequisite) (Level 2 micro-credential)

Both trainings provide UMaine Food Processing Sanitation micro-credentials and cover food processing sanitation essentials.


Asynchronous Introductory Online Food Processing Sanitation
(Level 1 micro-credential)

Topics covered include Introduction to Food Safety, Basic Microbiology, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs), choosing the correct Cleaners and Sanitizers, and Pest Management. This class has self-paced lectures, and knowledge assessments, and is a prerequisite for the in-person training. Students who complete the course with at least an 80% grade on the knowledge assessments receive the level one UMaine Food Processing Sanitation micro-credential badge.

Who should attend: QC personnel/ directors, processing managers/operators, plant managers, line workers, etc.

Cost: $65

Register Online

Instructors:

  • Dr. Jason Bolton, UMaine Extension Food Safety Specialist
  • Dr. Rob Machado, UMaine Extension Food Science Specialist

Hands-on In-Person Food Processing Sanitation
(Level 2 micro-credential)

November 4, 2022 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Dr. Matthew Highlands Pilot Plant
162 Hitchner Hall
University of Maine, Orono

The in-person training briefly reviews the topics from the online class and allows participants to put into practice what they learned. This training presents participants with a real-life scenario where they must define the best strategy for cleaning and sanitizing a food processing piece of equipment, write an SSOP for the scenario, and demonstrate how to execute the task. Participants also get hands-on experience using tools such as ATP and protein swabs to validate the efficacy of the SSOP that they created. Students that successfully complete the course receive the level two UMaine Food Processing Sanitation micro-credential badge.

Maximum Enrollment: 15 participants

Minimum Enrollment: 10 participants

Who should attend: QC personnel, QC directors, processing managers/operators, plant managers, line workers, etc.

Cost: $100 (includes lunch)

Register Online

Instructors:

  • Dr. Jason Bolton, UMaine Extension Food Safety Specialist
  • Dr. Rob Machado, UMaine Extension Food Science Specialist
  • Noah Hershey, Food Sanitation Expert, Alpha Chemical

For more information:

Contact Theresa Tilton at 207.942.7396, 800.287.1485 (in Maine), or theresa.tilton@maine.edu.


If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation or need a translator to participate in this program, please contact Theresa Tilton at theresa.tilton@maine.edu or 207.942.7396 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request. However, all requests will be considered.