Cleaning and Sanitation Basics

Nov 9, 2021, 8:00am - 5:00pm

This one-day short-course is an introduction to cleaning and sanitation in food and dairy processing operations. This course combines live lectures and demonstrations from our pilot plant facilities. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions throughout the course.

Course Topics:

  • Basic Microbiology
  • Characterization of Process Soils
  • Basic Sanitation Chemistry and Water Quality
  • Cleaning Methodologies
  • Master Sanitation Schedules
  • Monitoring and Verification of Cleaning
  • Regulatory Basics and Recordkeeping

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those who are either new to the food industry or looking to enhance their skills related to cleaning and sanitation, including plant supervisors, operation managers, quality and sanitation team members, engineers, and equipment manufactures. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Fee
The cost to attend is $250 per person by the registration deadline of October 26. This fee covers instruction, manual, and certificate. After the deadline, the registration cost is $300. 

A higher level course, Cleaning, Sanitation and Advanced CIP, will begin the following day (November 10-11). Receive a $100 discount by attending both courses. More information here:

Registration - 
(registration limited to 30)

Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email from

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received before October 26 to receive a partial refund. There is a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after October 26 or for no-shows.

In the event of a low attendee registration or weather emergency, the Food Industries Center will reschedule or cancel the course. If a course cancellation occurs, a refund will be given in the amount of the registration fee.

Substitution Policy 
Substitutions are permitted, but please notify us as soon as possible so that materials can be properly identified.

COVID-19 Safety Measures  
In accordance with public health guidelines, students, faculty, staff and visitors to all Ohio State campuses and medical facilities are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.

Pre-packaged box lunches will be provided.

Individuals who test positive or experience symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend the course and will be provided a full refund. A daily health check is the most effective way to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, which include the following:

  • A fever of 100°F or higher
  • Respiratory symptoms, such as dry cough or shortness of breath
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Muscle or body ache
  • Chills 
  • Loss of taste or smell Top of Form

Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email from If public health or university guidelines change to prevent in-person events, the course will be transitioned to a virtual platform and offered via Zoom on the same date.