A Culinary Chocolate Tour and Food Safety Seminar Networking Event
July 23, 2013
RCA – Northern California
A Culinary Chocolate Tour and Food Safety Seminar Networking Event!
Join Melissa Hughes, QA Manager & Training at Aemtek Laboratories and Chuck Siegel – owner of Charles Chocolates, for a night of networking, artisan chocolates, and a food safety seminar! Chuck will give a tour of his new San Francisco facility and provide samples of some of his amazing confections. Melissa Hughes will give an educational seminar on how to make confections safely.
Foodborne pathogens, such as Salmonella, continue to be a difficult challenge for manufacturers of confectionery products. There have been a number of outbreaks of salmonellosis over the last several decades from ready-to-eat, low-water activity foods, including chocolate. The presence of Salmonella in food-processing facilities can lead to costly product recalls, putting consumers at risk for foodborne illness and resulting in revenue loss and negative brand perception.
In order to effectively control Salmonella, one must first understand what it is, where it is coming from, how it enters the production environment, and why it continues to persist in low-water activity products. A selected case study will be presented by Melissa Hughes.
Please note space is limited – register today to hold your spot!
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: RCA Members $30 / Non-Members $35 / *Students $10 (*Students please contact Eric Skates, (678) 303-2957 to register)
Location: Charles Chocolates
Address: 535 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact Rachel Zemser, or RCA Regional Liaison, Eric Skates, or (678) 303-2957
About RCA Regional Events Designed to create a means for members to share their knowledge and expertise on a local level, RCA Regional Events provide a way to stimulate professional development, networking, association involvement and enjoyment for members.