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Asynchronous Introductory Online Food Processing Sanitation


Level 1 micro-credential

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Program Description

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.


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

For more information visit the Sanitation Training website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Theresa Tilton at 207.942.7396 or email 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.

Program Details

Date and Time



Virtual – Zoom and Brightspace


Dr. Jason Bolton, Food Safety Specialist, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Name

Theresa Tilton, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Email

Contact Phone

207.942.7396 or 1.800.287.1485 (in Maine)