2017 Public Courses

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…)

Crisis Management and Food Defense


  • July 25, 2017 - July 26, 2017
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

This timely course covers food defense strategies and measures that attendees should employ throughout their processing operations. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Learn the basic concepts and strategies of defending your products from intentional contamination and sabotage Find out how to structure your crisis management team to effectively work with your local response when and if a crisis (more…)

IFT & Merieux NutriSciences: Microbiological Concerns in Food Plant Sanitation & Hygiene


  • August 8, 2017 - August 10, 2017
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Maintaining effective sanitation programs provide critical and actionable data about your processes. Course attendees will gain firsthand experience in evaluating microbiological and other sanitation problems. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Understand the definitions and effective steps to take to clean and sanitize a food plant contaminated with pathogens, spoilage organisms and allergens Explore effective ways to determine the right cleaning (more…)

Implementing SQF Food Quality Systems Training- Edition 8


  • August 15, 2017 - August 16, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In the new Implementing SQF Systems Version 8.0, the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan have been separated into two codes. We are offering the SQF Quality Systems for Manufacturing Course,  Implementing SQF Food Quality Systems Training- Edition 8: This course provides participants with the basics to become a SQF practitioner for the Food (more…)

TIPA & Mérieux NutriSciences: Effective Environmental Monitoring & Aseptic Techniques


  • August 17, 2017 - August 18, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Effective Environmental Monitoring & Aseptic Techniques course offered by Mérieux NutriSciences and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) will increase your understanding of the microbial condition of your plant which is essential to the overall success of your food safety system. Learn the differences between routine monitoring and investigations and how to establish the (more…)

Principles of Food Microbiology


  • August 22, 2017 - August 23, 2017
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

This two-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the basic factors that influence microbial growth and survival in the food processing environment. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will explore various microbiological organisms in food-Students will delve into the various physical and chemical agents used to control microorganisms in food Learn about food related illness from microorganisms-Determine microorganisms that (more…)

Mérieux NutriSciences partnered with Cornell University: HACCP Training, Implementing SQF Systems & Quality Systems


  • Onsite Practical HACCP for Food Processors
    August 24, 2017 - August 25, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Implementing SQF Food Safety Systems Training- Edition 8
    August 28, 2017 - August 29, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Implementing SQF Food Quality Systems Training- Edition 8
    August 30, 2017 - August 31, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Offered back-to-back, this is the first time we are offering this trio combo package. In the new Implementing SQF Systems Version 8.0, the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan have been separated into two codes. The training for each code is 2 days long and participants must also have a certified HACCP course. We (more…)

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 – Implementing the Standard


  • August 29, 2017 - August 30, 2017
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

This two-day course is designed to help technical teams gain a firm understanding of the BRC requirements, as well as the evidence expected to be presented during the audit. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Have a full understanding of all requirements and strategies for successful implementation Understand leadership and strategies for instilling a food safety and quality culture (more…)