Guild Meeting and Sanitation Workshop


May 11 – U of Maine Cooperative Extension, Orono (Sanitation Workshop)

*Now Full; No Longer Accepting New Registrations*


Sanitation Training & Introduction to HACCP for Cheese-makers

May 11, 2009
McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House; UMaine, Orono campus
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Lunch is provided. Free for Maine Cheese Guild Members
$10.00 for non-Guild members

Please register with Melissa Potts via email: or by calling toll free: 1-800-287-7170, as we have a registration limit of 30 people.

Directions can be downloaded from the University website, including a campus map.

If you do not have internet access, please call Melissa for a campus map.

Tentative Schedule:

10:00am – Registration

10:30am – Beth Calder (Extension Food Science Specialist) will discuss bacteria, bacterial growth and food safety.

11:15am- Gary Anderson (Extension Animal and Bio-Sciences Specialist) will discuss farm and milk room sanitation, cleaning equipment, recommended water temperatures, appropriate cleaning/sanitizing products and how to use them, quality testing and thoughts from a dairy inspector’s perspective.

Break at 12:30pm – Lunch will be provided.

Resume with Gary’s talk at 1:15pm.

1:45pm – Barbara Brooks (Seal Cove Farm; Lamoine, ME) will discuss sanitation from the farm/cheese processing perspective; what has worked for her and problems she has encountered and what she has done to correct the situation.

2:30pm – Beth will discuss recommended cleaners/sanitizers for the cheese-room and FDA recommendations at what level to use.

3:00pm – Beth will briefly describe HACCP principles and how to incorporate HACCP into your cheese-making process along with worksheets to take home.
4:00pm – End of training/Questions & answers.

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  1. I think it’s really important that we get as many Guild and non-Guild cheesemakers to attend this workshop.

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