Pasteurization for Trained Operators

October 16-17, 2014


Room C/129, Regional Development Institute (RDI) building, 782 Wild Rose Ave., University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI

Sponsored by

University of Wisconsin-River Falls Falcon Foods Dairy Plant

Course Description

This two-day course provides an in-depth review and training session for pasteurizer operator. 

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Definitions 
  • Raw milk microbiology including pathogenic organisms
  • Time and temperature relationships
  • Vat and HTST pasteurization components
  • Recording chart information
  • Required/recommended placement of seals
  • What to do in the event a seal is broken

Upon completion of this refresher course a challenge exam will be given. Successful completion of the exam will meet ATCP 80.40, Wisconsin Administrative Code for trained pasteurizer operator personnel.

Advanced registration is required.

The course is limited to 35 registrants with priority given by postmark date on receipt of payment and registration form. The fee for this course is $400. You must be 18 years of age to enroll. Study materials, refreshments during breaks, and lunch are included in the registration fee. View Registration Formdocument

PARKING: No parking permits are provided. Free parking is available in downtown River Falls. Riverview Hotel & Suites is directly across from the campus and within walking distance if you choose to stay at that hotel and park in the hotel lot. You may also choose to use designated Pay Lots (PAY1, PAY2, or R Meter). Details and a map will be included in your registration letter.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: If you have to cancel, you must notify the UWRF to receive a refund. As this is a limited enrollment conference, your prompt notification may allow another person to register. Substitutions may be made at any time at no charge; please advise us in advance. If you cancel, we will refund your prepaid fee minus a $20 cancellation fee and $30 for the registration packet if it has already been mailed to you. If you do not attend the short course and fail to cancel your registration, no refund will be granted.

Please notify us at time of registration if you have a disability and desire special accommodations. Requests will be kept confidential.

Confirmation receipt, program agenda, and campus map will be mailed on receipt of registration form.

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