2017 Public Courses

WEBINAR Dairy Shrink- Got Loss?


  • May 25, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Losses of product or butterfat can be complicated in today’s dairy operations. They can be physical losses in the form of leaks and spillage and losses due to non-conforming products and damaged goods.  In addition these loses can be multiplied by improper testing and standardization or by inaccurate accounting of the products.  Through overfills and (more…)

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI) & Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Course


  • June 6, 2017 - June 9, 2017
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Offered back-to-back, this combo package is designed to meet your FSMA training needs. The FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course will train participants to become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in accordance with FDA requirements for FSMA training. Attendees will be taught how to develop, implement, and manage their facility’s Food Safety Plan in (more…)

WEBINAR Performing Simple Vulnerability Assessments for Food Defense


  • June 13, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will explore some simple methods of performing a vulnerability assessment to protect against intentional contamination using your HACCP flow diagram.  You will learn the step by step procedures for identifying the potential vulnerabilities and some potential controls that can be put into place to reduce your risks of intentional contamination of your products.  (more…)

Implementing SQF Food Safety Systems 8.0 Course


  • June 20, 2017 - June 21, 2017
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

This course provides participants with the basics to become a SQF practitioner for the Food Safety Code for Manufacturing. Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of SQF concepts, principles, and application requirements, enabling the implementation of an effective Food Safety Management Program meeting SQF requirements. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Promote an understanding of the SQF Food Safety (more…)

Dairy Processing Shrink and Loss


  • June 20, 2017 - June 21, 2017
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Dairy Shrink and Loss Workshop, offered by Mérieux NutriSciences and Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, is tailored and designed specifically for dairy processing personnel. Participants will learn the basic principles of shrink and product loss as it pertains to dairy processing. The workshop will focus on examining how proper sampling and testing, equipment maintenance, calibrations, and (more…)

TIPA & Mérieux NutriSciences: Practical HACCP for Food Processors


  • June 20, 2017 - June 21, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Practical HACCP for Food Processors, offered by Mérieux NutriSciences and Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), is Accredited by the International HACCP Alliance. This 2-Day course teaches attendees how to develop, implement and manage HACCP plans. Topics Include: Introduction to HACCP principles Prerequisite programs Conducting a hazard analysis Identification of critical controls (more…)

WEBINAR cGMP requirements for Controlling Allergens


  • June 27, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will cover the new Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and the requirements for preventing cross contacting of allergens throughout any food facility that manufactures, processes, packs or holds foods with allergens controlled by regulation.  The new cGMPs have added several new requirements to control allergens and are listed in the major categories listed (more…)

1 Day FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI): Blended Course


  • July 13, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that all companies producing food (not currently under regulatory-required HACCP) have a written Food Safety Plan as well as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to create, implement and oversee that Food Safety Plan. This Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Blended Training course was developed to provide (more…)

Internal Auditing in a Food Plant


  • July 18, 2017 - July 19, 2017
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Attendees will learn how to establish a robust internal auditing processes to evaluate their food safety management practices and programs. Participants will also learn how to avoid common internal auditing mistakes and strengthen their programs. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Learn how to determine the criteria that is part of the internal audit system for your organization Discover (more…)

TIPA & Mérieux NutriSciences: FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Course


  • July 19, 2017 - July 20, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Offered by Mérieux NutriSciences and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), this course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of (more…)