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Learning Lab

JUNE 10 - 12 2019 | CHICAGO, IL
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Join the Fight Against Listeria

Tuesday, June 11 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Back by popular demand, engage in hands-on lessons and activities to enhance your food safety knowledge and decision-making skills during the Listeria Learning Lab. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with the companies immersed in the fight against Listeria and who are developing the innovative tools and technologies to assure food safety.

Food Safety Reception

NEW this year: The Listeria Learning Lab will be taking place in conjunction with the Food Safety Reception. If you’re planning to attend the Listeria Learning Lab or Food Safety Reception, please RSVP here:



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Lab Activities

Deville Technologies

Dismantle Deville Equipment
Last year you met it, now you can take it apart! This year’s activity will allow participants to completely dismantle a Deville Conveyor while our moderators explain the significance of the design vis-à-vis food buildup and bacteria growth.

Heinzen Manufacturing & Channelized Solutions
Sanitary Design: Blue Sky to Legacy
There are always questions around sanitary design, from how should I design this equipment to how can I fix it? Come see some examples of common legacy findings and some captured "tribal knowledge" of repairs. We have created tools for customer use and training and look forward to sharing some of our learnings.

Listeria Kahoot
How much do you know about listeria and cleaning and sanitation? Come compete with other participants to test your knowledge in a fast-paced game of Kahoot! The winners of each round will enter a drawing contest for a big prize. We will draw the winner’s name at our booth #15042 on the June 12th!

Madison Chemical
Trouble Shooting Film Deposits
This game will focus on the importance of film deposits commonly found in plants and how to identify and remove them. It will also focus on why this is important to controlling biofilms.

Can I Get 60 Minute Listeria Results And NOT Be A Microbiologist?
Volunteer to execute the testing protocol for our innovative Listeria Right Now product and see how simple the test is to follow/execute from sample extraction through final result! We will demonstrate the simplicity of the process and how it is different from traditional testing and the limitations that are inherent with traditional testing.

Best Practices in Drain Hygiene
Drains are one of the most common sources of Listeria contamination in a produce processing facility. Participants will learn about best practices in drain hygiene, including a hands-on biofilm detection activity, a demonstration of drain foaming best practices and a brief tutorial on developing a drain program.

For more details or to learn how you can participate in the Listeria Learning Lab, contact Katie McGowan, Food Safety Program Coordinator at 202-303-3402 or kmcgowan@unitedfresh.org.

Learn what else can you expect at United Fresh 2019 here!