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Milk Pasteurization School August 16-17 at UW-Madison

A milk pasteurization and process control certification course will be held Aug. 16-17 at the Babcock Dairy Plant on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

The course, designed for those with prior knowledge of HTST pasteurizers, will focus on spoilage and pathogenic bacteria, properly operating and maintaining automated equipment and pumps, various pasteurization systems and their components, CIP systems, and proper cleaning and sanitation. Students will be working with state-of-the-art and conventional equipment in a functioning dairy plant.

Classwork and small-group discussions in lab sessions will cover pasteurization requirements and controls, equipment testing and verification, HACCP, process controls for CIP, and plant design for optimum control. Course instructors come from industry, state government and the UW-Madison Department of Food Science.

Students who successfully complete the course will meet Wisconsin requirements for certified pasteurizer operators, as well as the requirements specified by the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance for the formal training of industry pasteurizer operators.

Preregistration is required; the registration deadline is Aug. 5. The $299 course fee includes two lunches. For registration, parking and lodging information contact CALS Outreach Services, (608) 263-1672. For course information, contact Scott Rankin, (608) 263-2008, or download a brochure here.