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3-A SSI Opens Registration for 2021 Virtual Education Program

McLEAN, Virginia – Registration is now open for the first-ever 3-A SSI virtual education program on Monday and Tuesday, May 17-18, 2021.  The comprehensive two-day program is geared to audiences of all professional interests and skill levels and features experts on a range of leading topics and issues in the hygienic design of food processing equipment.

Join leading authorities on virtually all aspects of hygienic equipment design from across the U.S. and around the world for this special learning and networking opportunity.  Whether you are searching for hygienic equipment design fundamentals or more specialized education, this event is for you! 

The opening day will feature ‘3-A SSI for Beginners and the Basics of Hygienic Design’.  This one-day introductory session is designed for industry newcomers and early career professionals. This will be a fast-moving, comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of hygienic design and the elements that distinguish 3-A Sanitary Standards.  Presentation topics will include: Elements of Hygienic Design, Standards and Regulation, Materials of Construction, Principles of Hygienic Equipment Design and Fabrication, Principles of Hygienic Facility Design, Cleaning and Sanitizing and Operations and Quality.

The Monday program will feature expert faculty Scott Hoffmeyer (Spraying Systems, Inc.) Gabe Miller (Pi-FS, LLC) and Bryan Downer (Sani-Matic).

The second day of the program on Tuesday will feature presentations on the theme ‘The Role of Hygienic Design in Food Safety Plans’.   The Food Safety Modernization Act rules have brought more scrutiny by FDA and state government inspectors on all the equipment and related infrastructure in the food processing industry.  Speakers will share expert perspectives on improving the design and construction of food processing equipment and proving the effectiveness of specific equipment cleaning and sanitizing procedures. Topics and presenters include:

  • Microbial Food Safety Hazards, Dr. Linda Harris, University of California, Davis
  • Pathogen Control Strategies in Food Processing, Dave Kedzierski, Agri-Mark Inc./Cabot Creamery Coop
  • GFSI Benchmark Requirements and Risk Assessment, Rick Heiman, DFA and Patrick Wouters, EHEDG
  • Personal Care Products: Where 3-A Fits into Hygienic Design Training, Mark Drake, L’Oreal
  • Monitoring Environmental Hazards Overlooked by Sanitation, Darrell Bigalke, QualiTru Sampling Systems
  • Additive Manufacturing in the Food Industry, Greg Paulsen, Xometry
  • Principles of Hygienic Design for Belting, Adam Bannerman, Intralox
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Hygienic Design: An Auditor’s Perspective, Daniel Erickson, H. Wainess & Assoc. Inc.

Don’t miss this exciting program and expert speakers for the 3-A SSI 2021 Education Program.  Registration is open now at $199 for the two-day program.  Register today at https://www.3-a.org/2021-Annual-Meeting. 

Sponsored Link opportunities are also available. Sponsorship provides a great opportunity to show support for the education mission of 3-A SSI through recognition at the Annual Meeting events, exposure on the 3-A SSI web site throughout the year, and worldwide outreach via the 3-A SSI quarterly e-newsletter Sanitary Design Connections. For sponsorship details, contact Michael Drumm at 3-A SSI.

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