Effective sanitation is the cornerstone of any food safety and quality plan in the meat industry. Using a case-study approach, this webinar will take an in-depth look at critical factors for effective sanitation, including an overview of equipment hygienic design and microbiological risk.
The speakers will address how to utilize hygienic design in the establishment of a facility Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) and validation of established frequencies for optimal hygiene control; key factors to consider for the selection of disinfectants will be discussed as well as application methods for use.
Attendees will be challenged to think critically about their own sanitation procedures and improvements that can be made.
This event is generously sponsored by:
OSI Group, LLC
Global Sanitation Director
James T. Davis is the Global Sanitation Director at OSI, leading the company efforts in sanitation and hygienic design of equipment and facilities, with emphasis on food safety risk management. In this role, he develops and implements standards, training and policies to drive consistency in sanitation and hygienic design ensuring a high level of food safety for the organization. James collaborates and participates in industry associations to develop and implement best-practices and new standards.
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Mark D. Tucker recently retired from a 35-year career at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM where he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. While at Sandia, his research was focused on the development of innovative technologies for the decontamination of chemical and biological warfare agents and other toxic chemical and biological materials. He is a co-inventor of the original Sandia Decontamination Foam technology and the inventor of the modified and enhanced D7 formulation. Mark currently holds eighteen U.S. patents related to decontamination and other technologies. While at Sandia, Dr. Tucker also led or was a primary technical contributor on several large projects funded by the US Department of Homeland Security and/or the US Department of Defense that focused on the development and implementation of processes, procedures and technologies to rapidly restore critical infrastructure, critical assets, and urban areas following the release of a chemical or biological warfare agent or other highly toxic materials. Dr. Tucker was also the project lead and/or primary technical contributor for the development of several software-based modeling and simulation applications focused on the analysis of recovery options and resource requirements following the release of chemical, biological, or radiological agents. Dr. Tucker holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico (1997), a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico (1993), a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (1983) and a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University (1980).