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Day One: Foundations of Hygienic Design

Welcome! - Greg Marconnet

Introduction to Hygienic Design - Scott Hoffmeyer

Understanding 3-A - Scott Hoffmeyer

Hygienic Materials of Construction and Surface Treatments - Gabe Miller

Hygienic Design & Fabrication - Bryan Downer

Hygienic Specification & Inspection Methods - Greg Marconnet

Hygienic Design Failures - Larry Hanson

3-A SSI Website & Knowledge Center - Greg Marconnet

Day Two: Design to Clean: Creating a Hygiene Focused Culture

Creating a Hygiene Focused Culture - Darin Zehr

FSMA Update and the New Era of Smarter Food Safety - Benjamin Warren, Ph.D.

Minimizing Biofilm by Design - Dave Blomquist

Plant Environmental Air Practices for Pathogen Control - Tom DeBoom & Roger Porter

Improving Sanitation Efficiency by Design - Christian Becker

Reducing Dependence on Human Factors - Craig Nelson

Sanitary Design: Elastomer Compatibility - Rick Stokes

Dry Cleaning: Limitations and Possibilities - Curtis L. Weller, Ph.D., P.E.

Dry Cleaning for Hygienic Equipment - Monty Bohanan

Allergen Control Strategies - Joe Baumert, Ph.D.





Day One - ‘3-A SSI for Beginners and the Basics of Hygienic Design’

This one-day introductory session is designed for industry newcomers and early career professionals. This will be a fast-moving, comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of hygienic design and the elements that distinguish 3-A Sanitary Standards. Presentation topics will include: Elements of Hygienic Design, Standards and Regulation, Materials of Construction, Principles of Hygienic Equipment Design and Fabrication, Principles of Hygienic Facility Design, Cleaning and Sanitizing and Operations and Quality. The Monday program will feature expert faculty Scott Hoffmeyer (Spraying Systems, Inc.) Gabe Miller (Pi-FS, LLC) and Bryan Downer (Sani-Matic).

Day Two - ‘The Role of Hygienic Design in Food Safety Plans’

The Food Safety Modernization Act rules have brought more scrutiny by FDA and state government inspectors on all the equipment and related infrastructure in the food processing industry. Speakers will share expert perspectives on improving the design and construction of food processing equipment and proving the effectiveness of specific equipment cleaning and sanitizing procedures. Topics and presenters include:

JUST ADDEDHygienic Design and Your Food Safety Plan, Allen Sayler, EAS Consulting Group

  • Microbial Food Safety Hazards, Dr. Linda Harris, University of California, Davis
  • Pathogen Control Strategies in Food Processing, Dave Kedzierski, Agri-Mark Inc./Cabot Creamery Coop
  • GFSI Benchmark Requirements and Risk Assessment, Rick Heiman, DFA, and Patrick Wouters, EHEDG
  • Personal Care Products: Where 3-A Fits into Hygienic Design Training, Mark Drake, L’Oreal
  • Monitoring Environmental Hazards Overlooked by Sanitation, Darrell Bigalke, QualiTru Sampling Systems
  • Additive Manufacturing in the Food Industry, Greg Paulsen, Xometry
  • Principles of Hygienic Design for Belting, Adam Bannerman, Intralox
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Hygienic Design: An Auditor’s Perspective, Daniel Erickson, H. Wainess & Assoc. Inc.


Sponsored Link opportunities are available for 2021!

Sponsorship provides a great opportunity to show support for the education mission of 3-A SSI and gain recognition at the education events, exposure on the 3-A SSI website throughout the year, and worldwide outreach via the 3-A SSI quarterly e-newsletter Sanitary Design Connections. See sponsorship details at

2019 Annual Meeting and Education Program

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