IEH Academy

Food Plant Sanitation 101

Course details

Self-Paced eLearning


2 hrs.

Randy Porter

This fundamental sanitation course for food production plants provides expert insight and guidance on the cleaning of a food processing facility. Topics include dry and wet cleaning methods, as well as the types of soils in a food facility and the chemicals and methods required to effectively remove soils and microbes to assure hygienic conditions of the processing equipment and the processing environment.

Benefits and Learning Objectives

This course provides the basic knowledge for sanitation employees on how to clean and how to assess cleaning chemicals for the soils to be removed. The course lays out the basic protocols for dry and wet cleaning of equipment and the environment. The benefits of taking this course include base knowledge for sanitation experts on the floor and supervisors managing sanitation experts on the floor.

Who Should Take This Course?

The intended audience for this course includes:

  • Sanitation Supervisors
  • Sanitation Personnel
  • Plant Engineers
  • QA Technicians
  • QA Managers
  • System Operators
  • Director of Food Safety
  • Corporate Technical Managers
  • Corporate Engineering Managers
  • Corporate Production Managers

Registration and Payment

To register for this course, please visit our training portal.

Course Instructor

Randy Porter

Vice President, Technical Services - IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group

Randy Porter, BS, Indiana University joined IEH in 2019 as a Vice President of Technical Services after working for food processing companies such as Campbell Soup, Post Holdings, ConAgra Brands, Kraft/Nabisco, and Dannon over his career. Mr. Porter has held leadership roles in Operations, Engineering / Hygienic Design, Sanitation, Quality, and Food Safety, both in plant and corporate environments. He has had responsibility for both, domestic and international food processing facilities across multiple food categories, ranging from a dairy, bakery, meat, edible oils, eggs, snacks, agricultural, flour, frozen meals, chocolate confectionery, powdered beverages, fruit juice, and more. Most recently, Mr. Porter has held leadership roles at ConAgra Brands - Sr. Director Food Safety, Hygienic Design & Sanitation, at Post Holdings – Vice President of Quality & Product Protection, at Campbell Soup – Head of North America Quality, and, at The Acheson Group as Sr. Director of Food Safety. He has authored and published multiple articles on Hygienic Design and has trained and presented at numerous food industry events and seminars across the globe. Mr. Porter is also a lead trainer for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals, (PCQI), Human Food Rule.