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Environmental Risk Concerns-The Dangers of Pallets:Karl Kolb

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Environmental Risk Concerns: The Dangers of Pallets with Karl Kolb, PhD., Chief Science Officer of the High Sierra Group.

Karl Kolb, PhD., Chief Science Officer of the High Sierra Group which provides nation’s largest purveyor of food safety products and services.

Agenda:
1. Introduction.
2. What are pallets used for in food production?
3. What materials are used in their construction?
4. Environmental risk analysis concerns.
5. Listeria and pathogenic transmission characteristics of pallets.
6. Floors, pallets and trucks as transmission vehicles.
7. How do pathogens prosper on pallets?
8. How do pallets transfer bacteria?
9. How long can bacteria survive on pallets?
10. Why is a 3rd party important?
11. What are the concerns for organic production and agricultural sites?
12. Why is testing difficult for the average facility?
13. What can be done to eradicate the problem at the time of receipt?
14. Conclusion.

Contact:
 
Karl Kolb PhD.
Chief, Science Officer
The High Sierra Group
715.723.4915 (office)
715.723.4956 (fax)
702.523.2068 (cell)
http://highsierracorp.com/
karl@highsierragroup.com

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