CMIT Courses

Centre for Meat Innovation & Technology Courses

The Centre for Meat Innovation & Technology is offering a selection of training  courses that have been tailored specifically for abattoirs and meat processors.  For more information on current and future course offerings, please contact Luis Garcia, Director of the Centre for Meat Innovation & Technology at (519) 763-4558 or luis@meatpoultryon.ca

Knife Skills I (knife sharpening)

Instructor: Jim Reynolds – Perimeter Foods

Participants will be introduced to equipment utilized in the meat cutting industry, personal protective equipment and trained on good sharpening practices.  This course will help experienced butchers polish their skills and refine their craft and will cover everything you need to know to begin a career in meat cutting.  After completing this 3-hour course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the different materials used to manufacture knives and how they impact how knives are sharpened and kept sharp
  • Describe the different types of knives and their uses
  • Sharpen different types of knives following a safe and effective procedure

Date                           
February 2, 2023
9am to 12 pm

Location                     
Centre for Meat Innovation & Technology (CMIT)
491 Gordon Street, Guelph (University of Guelph)

Cost                                

MPO members $225 + HST
Non-members  $275 + HST

Capacity                     

15 participants

 

For more information please contact Luis Garcia at luis@meatpoultryon.ca

Cleaning and Sanitation I – Meat Industry

Instructor: Nicolette Doyle – Sanitation Pros

Participants will take hands-on training in a real-life meat processing environment. The course will teach them how to apply correctly a foam or sanitizer and how to conduct visual inspection. Participants will review the use of personal protective equipment and lock-out-tag-out procedures as well as MSDS information. After completing this 1-day course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between cleaning and sanitation
  • Describe the different types of soils, cleaning technologies and cleaning products
  • Use cleaning and sanitation equipment and products effectively and in a safe manner
  • Explain the difference between Food-contact and Non-food contact surfaces

Date                           
February 13, 2023
9am to 4 pm

Location                     
Centre for Meat Innovation & Technology (CMIT)
491 Gordon Street, Guelph (University of Guelph)

Cost                                

MPO members $375+ HST
Non-members  $450+ HST

 

For more information please contact Luis Garcia at luis@meatpoultryon.ca