Environmental Monitoring - Hands-On Training Workshop

Environmental Monitoring - Hands-On Training WorkshopJune 14-15, 2022

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Presented by the Food Processing Center and Merieux NutriSciences

Purpose of Workshop

Understanding the microbial condition of your plant is key to the overall success of your food system.  The Food Processing Center and Merieux NutriSciences have teamed together to provide a unique training opportunity.  Together they will provide classroom instruction and hands-on training in the Food Processing Center pilot plants for those individuals looking to expand their knowledge in pathogen and indicator –organism environmental monitoring programs. 

Recent outbreaks have created a unique need for training for training participants to develop hands-on knowledge in the development and management of environmental monitoring programs.  Locations in equipment where product entrapment could occur leading to growth niche development – a major source for pathogen contamination of ready-to-eat foods will be emphasized. 

Recent events in the U.S. have created a need to revisit the basics of environmental monitoring while providing advanced instruction in investigation techniques.  Deadly pathogens like Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes shows up in food production facilities where post-cooking contamination of product occurs when product is exposed to the facility environment and processing equipment.

Companies are showing a renewed interest in evaluating their environmental control programs regardless of the pathogen of concern and to meet the increased regulatory scrutiny.

Dates & Location

June 14-15, 2022 in Lincoln, Nebraska

The workshop will be conducted on the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Complete information and registration for this workshop is available at the Merieux NutriSciences link below.

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations.

The Nebraska Innovation Campus features the Scarlet Hotel, which is located less than 1 block from the Food Innovation Center.  The hotel features several restaurant options and a coffee shop along with many other amenities. 

Scarlet Hotel

2101 Transformation Drive

Lincoln, NE  68508



A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a discounted price of $139 + tax per night. This rate is for 1-2 people per room and includes breakfast in the hotel restaurant.  Breakfast vouchers can be requested at check-in.  This special pricing will be available until May 12 or until the room block is full. To obtain the discounted pricing please reference the University of Nebraska Environmental Monitoring Workshop.

In addition, the Scarlet Hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the Lincoln airport. Attendees can also make arrangements with the hotel for free shuttle service to and from the Lincoln Haymarket area each evening for dining and shopping.  The location and services provided by this hotel will allow you to visit Lincoln without needing to rent a car or utilize a taxi.

As a workshop attendee you will also receive a parking hang tag that will allow you to park in the campus lot which is located across the street from the Scarlet Hotel and 1 block from the Food Innovation Center.


Registration Deadline June 1, 2022

Space is limited - early registration is encouraged.

All participants must pre-register. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated!



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