2015 Meet the Cheesemaker Registration

Meet the Cheesemaker Registration

  • Please Note: The company representative must be a cheesemaker or a direct representative of the company.
  • As a participating company, you must be a current ACS Organizational member in good standing.
  • The American Cheese Society (ACS) values food safety, and we believe that our members craft the most wholesome, delicious, and safe cheeses around. Given the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) growing scrutiny of food safety, and ACS’s role as an industry leader, we strive to ensure that our members are ahead of the curve on any regulatory changes. We encourage our members to adhere to the best practices and highest standards of cheesemaking.

    To that end, all Meet the Cheesemaker participating companies are required to have practices and procedures in place to ensure that their products fall within the current pathogen levels regulated by the FDA Compliance Program for Foodborne Biological Hazards (Domestic and Imported Cheese and Cheese Products) as follows:

    Products must be free of:

    • Listeria monocytogenes
    • Salmonella
    • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), including O157:H7

    Additionally, the following must be met :

    • Escherichia coli (E. coli): not to exceed 1x104 CFU/gram
    • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC): not to exceed 1x103CFU/gram
    • Staphylococcus aureus: not to exceed 104 or greater CFU/gram; toxin test must be negative

    Full Compliance Regulations can be found online at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/ComplianceEnforcement/FoodCompliancePrograms/ucm071510.htm

  • Price: $255.00
    (PLEASE NOTE: Once you select "Submit" at the bottom of this form, you will be redirected to the ACS Shopping Cart to complete the payment process. In order to submit payment online, you must be logged in as an ACS Member. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact 720-328-2788 or [email protected])
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