About the Workshop

General Information

2020 Sanitary Design Workshop 

Embassy Suites Hotel
511 N Columbus Drive.
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Who Should Attend?
Engineers, sanitarians & plant managers from equipment manufacturers, bakers, pasta makers, & snack food producers – as well as other low moisture food producers.

Over 750 attendees from leading snack food, bread, baked good, candy and pasta producers as well as equipment manufacturers have benefited from the workshop.  Many have implemented changes based on knowledge gained here.


Our Presenters - Learn From Leaders in Food Safety

The Sanitary Design Workshop  is a unique educational opportunity presented by experts who are “in the trenches” - employed in processing facilities. Click for List of 2019 Presenters.

General Mills, Kellogg’s, Kraft, PepsiCo, and Commercial Food Sanitation – members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association Sanitation Share Group – are collaborating to enhance food safety. Representatives from these companies will lead you through GMA Principles of Design, which targets the control of allergens and pathogens in low moisture foods.  

Workshop Content

Skills and Concepts Learned
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New Augmented Reality Sesssion

Augmented Reality or AR represents an entirely new way to collaborate, and we’re bringing it to you at the 2018 Sanitary Design Workshop.  In a new module you’ll discover how AR can help you more easily visualize and collaborate on a design early in the process.

Harvin AR, a leader in AR for workflow and engineering, will present a vehicle that brings designs to life in an interactive holographic form. Learn more about Harvin AR at www.harvinar.com.

A Practical, Proven Approach
The Sanitary Design Workshop is a unique educational opportunity for engineers, sanitarians, and plant managers who will become your company’s leaders in sanitary design.

They will come away with practical and proven approaches to cleaning, sanitary design, equipment layout, and personnel requirements that utilize verifiable, economically sound, and HACCP supported processes. The workshop includes equipment design demonstrations using photos and prototypes, and the introduction of a process for continuous improvement.   



Workshop Content

  • Equipment design demonstrations using prototypes and photos.

  • Case studies reviewing applications in the field

  • Hands-on demonstrations

  • Discussion of what the FSMA means for sanitary design

  • The GMA Principles of Design checklist

  • A Toolkit for equipment and plant design