The Principles of Sanitation for Food Manufacturers workshop will help food manufacturers learn about the principles of sanitation in food manufacturing and work with experts in the field and apply their knowledge in hands-on lab exercises. 

This course is offered as a 2 1/2 day workshop.  Please contact Rebecca Cash (rebeccac@utk.edu; (865)974-7717) if you would like more information.

Who should attend

QA/QC personnel, sanitation managers and supervisors, plant managers, and any staff that would benefit from increased knowledge on the principles of sanitation within the food manufacturing environment. 


  • Principles of sanitation for food processors  ​
  • Selecting the appropriate methods and chemicals for sanitation events 
  • The ecology of a food processing environment 
  • How to detect, monitor and control for microorganism​s and chemicals that are pertinent to your sanitation program 
  • How to implement sanitary design in the processing plant 
  • ​The importance of Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOPs) in your food safety plan 
  • Validating your sanitation regime 

Hands on Exercises

  • Evaluating rapid sanitation monitoring tools 
  • Techniques for testing equipment, air and surfaces for food processors 
  • Interpreting microbiological test results 


​Upcoming Workshops​



​More information on course content and registration can be found in our brochure​​​​​.​

​​Contact FST Extension

Nathan Miller
2510 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996 
Email: Nathan.Miller@tennessee.edu​
Ph: (865)974-7287