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First Laitram Nut School Recap

Updated: Feb 27

Fresno, California, March 2023

At Laitram Machinery, we are committed to providing our customers and prospects with not only the best solutions for Nut Pasteurization, Brining, and Roasting but also continuous training and learning opportunities. We understand that the Tree Nut industry landscape is constantly evolving, and staying up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices is crucial for staying ahead in today's competitive business world. In the past, Laitram Machinery focused most of the learning opportunities in the seafood business, but this past March, Laitram Machinery had its first Tree Nut School in Fresno, California.

The nut school provided a two-day training event, Nut School, held on March 23rd and 24th of, 2023, for Nut Processors in California.

The target audience for this school included present and future leaders in the Nut Industry in areas such as Operations, Sanitation, Quality, Food Safety, Maintenance, and Project Engineering.

The purpose of the training was to provide participants with in-person interactive training where they would gain comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in hygienic design, sanitation, food safety, equipment validations, regulations, heat transfer, and Laitram and Intralox’s systems/solutions offerings.

We invited renowned speakers who are experts in their respective fields to share their expertise and provide practical insights that can be applied to real-world nut business scenarios. The training was delivered by:

Laitram Nut School Speakers

  • Clara Pan - Food Safety Specialist - CFS

  • Richard Brouillette - Food Safety Director- CFS

  • Gary Gray - Certified Food Safety Center (CFSC)

  • Roger A. Isom - President/CEO WAPA

  • Paul Favia - Owner at Crystal Process

  • Intralox Team

  • Laitram Machinery Team

Thanks to all the participants and the presenters, the two-day training event was a success, and Laitram Machinery will likely continue to organize this event. Through our events and schools, we wish to continue to provide opportunities for our customers and prospects to gain valuable knowledge, stay updated with industry trends, and connect with their peers.

Laitram Machinery, with our CoolSteam Nut Pasteurization, Brining, and Precision Roasting systems, is proud to be a trusted partner in the Nut Industry and remains committed to empowering our partners with the tools and knowledge to continue to succeed in this industry.

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