Employees performing EMP functions are properly trained in sampling techniques and site selection. Training also includes troubleshooting and investigational sampling (vectoring). Additionally, they are encouraged to research EMP improvements and upgrades for implementation. All training
The EMP takes into account facility conditions. Cold or wet areas are sampled for Listeria spp. In addition program leadership actively seeks the newest information about Lm risk conditions and detection so the EMP is consistent with industry practices.
EMP sites and quantities are selected based on zones, drain locations/quantities, equipment/plant layouts as it relates to Lm risks. Quantities are based on facility size, equipment amount, layout and workflow. A site map is used to define