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Reduced Oxygen Packaging Food Safety Chicago IL Feb 2019

RFSC / Brian Nummer

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM (CST)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Industry (non-Regulator)
This is a workshop fee for Industry (non-Regulatory) participants. Tickets must be purchased before 2/1/2019 at 11:59 pm.
Feb 1, 2019 $100.00 $7.72
Regulators (Government)
This registration is only for Regulators or Government participants. Your registration fee is used to help cover materials printing and 2 meals (lunches).
Feb 3, 2019 $30.00 $3.46

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Event Details

This Reduced Oxygen Packaging (ROP) food safety workshop is a 2 day opportunity for education and training in the specialized processing methods of vacuum packaging, cook chill, and sous vide in retail and foodservice establishments. Regulators, food safety professionals, and operators using or seeking to use ROP processes are the key participants. The workshop is based on the 2013 and 2017 model US FDA Food Codes and includes some instruction in HACCP to meet code requirements.

Included is a special half day hands-on in the Savor Mc Cormick Place cook chill kitchens guided by Dr. Nummer, Executive Chef Doug Bradley of the Savor group, and iCertainty CIO Jeff Lindholm.  Participants will view the cook chill process and vacuum packaging processes in operation.  Jeff Lindholm will walk the group through the use of iCertainty's electronic (cloud based) data capture system that makes implementation and compliance to Food Code special processes HACCP intuitive.  The group will have the remaining time to discuss issues in specialized processing food facilities like the Savor Mc Cormick Place foodservice commissaries and other deployments of an electronic food safety management system.

Agenda Day 1 (Monday):

(9 am): Hands-on Cook chill and Vacuum packaging
See the equipment close up: kettles, automatic bagging pump, chiller, and combi.
Noon - Lunch (details being arranged)

(1 pm): ROP and HACCP introduction
(2:30 pm): ROP Hazards and Controls (C. botulinum and L. monocytogenes)
End of day 4pm - 4:30 pm

Agenda Day 2 (Tuesday):

(8 am): ROP in the US FDA model Food Code
(10:30 am): Hands‐on ROP HACCP
Noon - Lunch (details currently being arranged)

(1 pm): Hands‐on ROP HACCP (contnued)
(2 pm): Inspection tips and Q&A
Finish - 3 pm

The workshop is presented by Dr. Brian A. Nummer of the Retail-foodservice food safety consortium. Dr. Nummer is a subject matter expert in ROP, food microbiology, and sanitation. Dr. Nummer has taught this workshop in many locations for the last decade.  Dr. Nummer is a food microbiologist and Extension Food Safety Specialist with Utah State University with over 25 years’ experience in the field. He is probably the only readily available ROP Process Authority in the nation.  All participants receive a workshop certificate from the Retail-foodservice food safety consortium.  The ROP workshop is approved for 12 CEU’s from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).  Assistance doesn’t end after the workshop.  Dr. Nummer is always available via email for questions.



Is my registration/ticket transferrable?  Can I update my registration information? The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee.  Just update your registration from the link box in your confirmation email.  Certificates will be issued to named registrants, sent to the email address provided.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No.

What is the refund policy? You may request a full refund up until 7 days before the event. 

Are there CEUs? Yes, the ROP workshop is pre-approved by NEHA for 12 CEUs.  The add-on workshop is 4 hours of CEUs, but not pre-approved.

Parking? The class will be held at Mc Cormick Place.  Parking is available for a fee.  Park in the West Building Lot A parking 4th floor.  Enter there and wait at the Starbucks for the group.  More details will apear here as we get them.

Have questions about Reduced Oxygen Packaging Food Safety Chicago IL Feb 2019? Contact RFSC / Brian Nummer

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Mc Cormick Place
2301 S Lake Shore Dr
West Building
Chicago, IL 60616

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM (CST)

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