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					                           MAF / NZIFST Listeria Workshop
                                                                  16 August 2011
                                                                         Nelson

Run in partnership by MAF and NZIFST this half day session is aimed at giving
industry support in managing the issue of Listeria monocytogenes.

VENUE:       Nelson Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson
             Ken Ching Room

    12 noon – 12.30pm: Registration and lunch
    12.30pm – 4.00pm: Workshop
    COST: NO CHARGE (includes lunch and refreshments)

This half day workshop is being run in partnership by MAF and NZIFST is aimed at
giving industry support in managing the issue of Listeria monocytogenes. As part of
the MAF Listeria Risk Management Strategy MAF has written a series of guides for
manufacturers of ready-to-eat foods; these will provide the framework for the
workshop. Workshop presenters will include both MAF and industry experts. The
workshop is in the afternoon and lunch will be provided before the start.


THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED:
      Why controlling Listeria is important
      Microbiological limits and criteria
      Tools that can be used e.g. GOP, hygiene zones and process controls
      Monitoring plans
      How to reduce the risk of Listeria contamination from the environment using
       building and equipment design, process flow
      Effective environmental swabbing
      Effective cleaning and sanitation and the biofilm problem
      How to respond when Listeria has been found
      Case studies from different food sectors provide the opportunity to see what
       issues have arisen and what solutions have been tried and which have worked.


TO REGISTER
Use the form below or contact Rosemary Hancock rosemary@nzifst.org.nz
Registration required by NOON Friday 12 August please for planning purposes.
                                                     MAF / NZIFST Listeria Workshop – 16 August 2011
                                                                                             Nelson
                                                                               REGISTRATION FORM

   Please return completed registration form by NOON 12 August. Multiple registrations accepted on same form



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   Please fax or scan/email this form by NOON Friday 12 August 2011 to:

                    Email: rosemary@nzifst.org.nz                               Listeria Seminar
                    Tel: +64 6 356 1686                                         NZIFST
                    Fax: +64 6 356 1687                                         PO Box 5574
                                                                                Terrace End
                                                                                Palmerston North 4441

				
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