Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery and The Sanitary Design Workshop are pleased to announce that Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery is the exclusive media partner of the workshop, taking place March 17 and 18 at the Allerton Hotel, Chicago.

This year’s workshop theme is “Equipment & Plant Design for Allergen & Pathogen Control in Low-Moisture Foods,” a unique, hands-on, educational opportunity presented by experts who are “in the trenches” and employed in processing facilities. Topics covered will include practical and proven approaches to cleaning, sanitary design, equipment layout, and personnel requirements for engineers, sanitarians, and plant managers.

Presenters at this year’s workshop include key figures from General Mills, Commercial Food Sanitation, The Kellogg Co., PepsiCo, MOM Brands, Nestlé, Hearthside Food Solutions, Kraft Foods, GMA and American Institute of Baking. A tentative agenda is available online. A special room rate at the Allerton Hotel has been secured by the organizers; book online before Feb. 14 to secure this special rate.

The Sanitary Design Workshop is a unique educational opportunity for engineers, sanitarians and plant managers who will become leaders in sanitary design. They will come away with practical, proven approaches to cleaning, sanitary design, equipment layout and personnel requirements that utilize verifiable, economically sound and HACCP-supported processes. The workshop includes equipment design demonstrations using photos and prototypes, and the introduction of a process for continuous improvement, including:

  • Equipment design demonstrations using prototypes and photos
  • Case studies reviewing applications in the field
  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • Discussion of what the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) means for sanitary design
  • The GMA Principles of Design checklist
  • A toolkit for equipment and plant design

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery will provide pre- and post-workshop coverage of the event, and will report live during the event, including video interviews with workshop presenters and organizers.

The Sanitary Design Workshop is collectively sponsored by a consortium of leading associations serving snack and bakery: American Bakers Association (ABA), AIB International, American Society of Baking (ASB), Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers Association (B&CMA), Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), Food Processing Suppliers Association (FSPA), National Confectioners Association (NCA), National Pasta Association (NPA) and Snack Food Association (SFA).

Watch and for updates on this important industry event.