2018/2019 Public Courses

IFT & Mérieux NutriSciences: Practical HACCP for Food Processors


  • December 12, 2018 - December 13, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and Mérieux NutriSciences have partnered to bring you this special session of Practical HACCP for Food Processors. This 2-day course is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance and teaches attendees how to develop, implement and manage HACCP plans. This essential course covers the basics of how to develop and implement (more…)

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI)


  • December 18, 2018 - December 20, 2018
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 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 compliance with FSMA’s Preventive Control for Human Food Rule. This 2.5 day course, designed by the Food Safety (more…)

Environmental Monitoring in the FSMA Era


  • January 23, 2019 - January 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Understanding the microbial condition of your plant is key to the overall success of your food safety system. In this two day course, participants will learn the differences between routine monitoring and investigations and how to establish the right culture for a sound environmental monitoring program. Learning Objectives: Learn about the types and methods of (more…)

How to Write Effective Standard Operating Procedures Workshop


  • January 25, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In order to properly execute any Policy or Pre-Requisite Program, an employee needs to be trained on a well-documented Procedure.  Standard Operating Procedures, SOPs, add consistency to  programs by “standardizing”  “procedures”.  This one day workshop  will walk you through the basic information needed to properly organize the necessary tasks involved in implementing any program.  Experienced (more…)

Microbiological Concerns in Food Plant Sanitation


  • February 6, 2019 - February 7, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 (more…)

How to Write an Effective Standard Operating Procedure Workshop


  • February 8, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In order to properly execute any Policy or Pre-Requisite Program, an employee needs to be trained on a well-documented Procedure. Standard Operating Procedures, SOPs, add consistency to programs by “standardizing” “procedures”. This one day workshop will walk you through the basic information needed to properly organize the necessary tasks involved in implementing any program. Experienced (more…)

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI)


  • February 19, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This 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 compliance with FSMA’s Preventive Control for Human Food Rule. This 2.5 day course, designed by the Food Safety (more…)

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8: Sites Training


  • March 6, 2019 - March 7, 2019
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This course has been designed to enable delegates to gain a full understanding of the general principles of the Standard, and how to comply with the requirements. Delegates will also gain an understanding of what to expect during the process of certification, and actions needed prior to, during and after the audit. KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES (more…)

Internal Auditing in a Food Plant


  • March 12, 2019 - March 13, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attendees will learn how to establish a robust internal auditing process 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…)

Food Labeling 101- Back to Basics


  • March 14, 2019 - March 15, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In today’s regulatory environment, keeping up with the ever evolving rules, regulations and interpretations of the FDA and USDA regarding food labeling can be daunting, especially if one hasn’t had the fundamentals of food label compliance. This workshop is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the basic requirements of (more…)