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Reduced Oxygen Packaging Food Safety Seattle WA

RFSC / Brian Nummer

Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM (PDT)

Reduced Oxygen Packaging Food Safety Seattle WA

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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 3/7/2018 at 11:59 pm.
Mar 7, 2018 $20.00 $3.16
King Cty Regulators   more info Mar 12, 2018 Free $0.00
Renton College Staff or students (only) Mar 12, 2018 Free $0.00

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The Reduced Oxygen Packaging (ROP) food safety workshop is a 1.5 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 model US FDA Food Code and includes some instruction in HACCP to meet code requirements.

A special half day add-on is included (and optional) to discuss issues in specialized processing food facilities like foodservice commissaries.

Agenda Day 1:

(8 am): ROP and HACCP introduction
(9 am): ROP Hazards and Controls (C. botulinum and L. monocytogenes)
(11 am): ROP in the US FDA model Food Code
Noon - Lunch on your own

(1 pm): ROP in the US FDA model Food Code (Continued)
(3 pm): Hands-on ROP HACCP
Finish - 4-5 pm

Agenda Day 2:

(8 am): Hands‐on ROP HACCP (Continued)
(11 am): Inspection tips and Q&A
Finish - noon

Agenda Open Special Process Discussion

(1 pm): Special Process Issues in the US FDA model Food Code
Finish - 4-5 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 in the country for the last decade, including in San Diego and LA.  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 in the "Blenco Auditorium" which housed in the Technology Resource Center, Building C (please see campus map link below).  Parking is available next to the Old Public Health Bldg, across the street, on the other side of Jefferson Avenue NE.

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Renton Technical College Bldg C - Catering Classroom C101

3000 NE 4th St
Renton, WA 98056

Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM (PDT)

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