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  • Better Process Control School

    Comply with FDA/USDA regulations while advancing your food processing knowledge. Do you work in a plant that packs and thermally processes low-acid foods and acidified foods in hermetically sealed containers? Could your canned food products be vulnerable to contamination? Better Process Control School provides the training you need to comply with federal regulations, reduce your susceptibility, and minimize your liability. This course provides essential information on how to effectively control the risks associated with manufacturing commercially-sterile foods, and how to comply with the U.S. laws that exist to prevent public health problems resulting from contamination in canned food products.

  • HACCP For Food Processors

    Course Description: This course is recognized by the International HACCP Alliance, focusing on providing easy to understand steps to implementing a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system. Eurofins training is based on the Codex Alimentarius HACCP guidelines which form the foundation for future Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) approved food safety schemes. Learning Objectives: Understand the 7 principles of HACCP Learn how to conduct a Hazard Analysis effectively Who should attend? Food Safety Managers, quality assurance, quality control, regulatory affairs managers, department supervisors, HACCP team, or anyone who is interested in learning more about HACCP in the food processors industry.

  • Georgia Association for Food Protection (GAFP) Summer 2019 Meeting

  • Environmental Monitoring Program

    Course Description: Covers microbiological hazards, allergens and allergen validation. Including Listeria and Salmonella mapping and sampling selection. Learning Objectives: Understand the importance of a robust environmental monitoring program Gain insight to sampling techniques, where to sample and frequency of sampling, target organisms, and data management. Promote knowledge base to conduct environmental testing that adds value to your food safety and quality plans. Who should attend? Intended for those that are looking to improve and/or implement their facility's environmental monitoring program as well as those interested in gaining more knowledge of the environmental monitoring requirement set forth by GFSI schemes. Those involved in the industry include; Quality Control/Assurance personnel, Production Management/Supervisors, Sanitation personnel, and Consultants.

  • Implementing SQF Systems Edition 8

    Course Description: As a licensed SQF training center, Eurofins enables suppliers to gain further insight on the application of the SQF code within their own facility. This comprehensive course focuses on learning how to implement the Safe Quality Food (SQF) scheme. Learning Objectives: Understanding the SQF code Promote knowledge base to facilitate the successful implementation of an SQF system Utilize a HACCP based approach to managing food safety. Who should attend? Food Safety Managers, Internal food suppliers, food safety auditors, quality assurance, quality control, regulatory affairs manager department supervisors, or anyone who is interested in becoming an SQF practitioner and advancing their SQF knowledge of food safety and quality management systems.

  • Internal Food Safety Auditor

    Course Description: Internal audits are a requirement of all food safety certification schemes (SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000). This course teaches the fundamentals of quality auditing principles, the establishment of food safety and quality criteria, and how to develop and implement an effective internal audit program. Learning Objectives: Understand the basics of the audit process Gain insight to auditing techniques and effective tactics Create well-written audit reports and effectually follow through with corrective actions Promote knowledge base to conduct thorough internal audits that add value to your food safety and quality plan Who should attend? Intended for those that are looking to improve and/or implement their facility's internal audit program as well as those interested in gaining more knowledge of the internal auditor requirement set forth by GFSI schemes. Those involved in the industry include; Internal Food Safety Auditors, Second party auditors, Quality Control/Assurance personnel, Production Management/Supervisors, and Consultants.

  • Advanced SQF Practitioner

    Course Description: This complete course focuses furthering knowledge of corrective action management, root cause analysis, improvements for internal audit programs, and development and implementation of key process indicators. Eurofins is one of the select training centers approved to offer this course. Learning Objectives: Advanced understanding of the SQF code Promote knowledge base to facilitate the successful implementation of an SQF system Incorporate key learning to take back to your facility Who should attend? Food Safety Managers, Internal food suppliers, food safety auditors, quality assurance, quality control, regulatory affairs manager department supervisors, or anyone who is interested in becoming an SQF practitioner and advancing their SQF knowledge of food safety and quality management systems.

  • FSSC 22000

    Course Description: Discuss scheme requirements for FSSC 22000, understand the requirements of IS0 22000, Food Safety Management System, and discuss and explore implementation of ISO 22002, the prerequisite programs for food manufacturers. Learning Objectives: Understanding the ISO 22002 requirements and the FSSC 22000 code Promote knowledge base to facilitate the successful implementation of ISO 22002 and FSSC 22000 systems Who should attend? Food Safety Managers, Food Safety Auditors, Quality Assurance Personnel, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Production Management/Supervisors, consultants, or anyone who is involved in the implementation of the FSSC 22000 scheme.

  • NEHA's 83rd Annual Education Conference (AEC) and Exhibition

  • IAFP Executive Board Meeting

  • IAFP 2019

  • Prepare Your Company to Comply with the New FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods

    • Date August 16, 2019 – August 17, 2018
    • Time 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • Location Baltimore, MD
    • Website http://bit.ly/2psjYGC
    Overview:Transportation and Logistics food transportation food safety rules have been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Under congressional instructions, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires the FDA to establish rules to improve, audit and enforce new food safety transportation rules. The rules provide a significant focus on foods not completely enclosed by a container, risk reducing adulteration prevention, personnel training and certification, inspection and data collection, maintenance and reporting that provides evidence of compliance. These final food transportation rules were enacted on April 6, 2016. which means that perishable food shippers, carriers, receivers and maintenance operations are late to develop and implement risk reducing preventive food handling, load and un-load, distribution and transportation improvements. Why should you attend: In this two-day workshop conference, you will learn the legal requirements, how to develop a company plan that meets FDA and your customer requirements. You will review and learn how to establish appropriate temperature monitoring, sanitation, container test and traceability, training and data reporting procedures. New low-cost GPS enabled traceability and temperature monitoring technology, EPA approved container sanitizers, washout technologies, temperature maintenance equipment, and food residue and bio-contaminant testing will be presented. The session will also review the future of transportation food safety in light of new and evolving technologies. References to upcoming technology providers and Internet links to detailed information will be provided. Areas Covered in the Session Upon completing this course participants should: Understand upcoming US FDA Rules for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods Be able to use a simple checklist to perform a gap analysis between your current practices and new compliance requirements. Be able to develop and implement a company transportation food safety plan to close any gaps Write and implement appropriate container (truck, trailer, sanitation, testing, container traceability and temperature monitoring procedures. Develop a Shipper/Carrier "Contract of Carrier" that meets FDA requirements. Know the different requirements for shippers, carriers and receivers. Understand "container" controls from the harvest level through final delivery. Establish simple, low cost complete data collection and reporting systems. Understand new food transportation standards Know which tools are required for food transportation sanitation controls Know where to get certification training for drivers and other personnel Establish teambuilding between food safety and quality personnel to develop and implement changes to your current system Prepare for food transportation audits and certification Understand food safety, security and recall responsibilities in light of cargo theft, adulteration and temperature failures Learn how to use your system to improve your marketing position Who will benefit: This course is designed for food supply chain logistics and food safety and security personnel whose primary responsibilities include management, sanitation, quality and operations involved with handling incoming and outgoing food shipments, maintaining transportation equipment and tools, and purchasing or selling. U.S. Food shippers, carriers, receivers and maintenance operations Food importers whose food will be consumed in the U.S. Food handlers Logistics professionals Food safety and quality professionals Truck, rail and other maintenance personnel (reefers, doors, walls, ducts, etc.) Food safety lead and audit team members Food security personnel Recall specialists Company sales and marketing personnel More Info: http://bit.ly/2psjYGC john.robinson@globalcompliancepanel.com www.globalcompliancepanel.com
  • FSAI Science Conference 2019: The Science of Food Safety - What's our Future?

    • Date August 21, 2019 – August 22, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location The Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland
    • Website http://foodsafety2019.com/

    Abstracts for this event will be accepted until 25 March 2019.

  • Arizona Environmental Health Association 2019 FDA Pacific Region Retail Food Seminar

    • Date September 9, 2019 – September 12, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Mesa, AZ
    • Website http://www.azeha.org
  • Mexico Association for Food Protection 2019 Annual Meeting

    • Date September 11, 2019 – September 13, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Monterrey, Mexico
    • Website

    For more information, contact info@amepal.com.

  • Georgia Association for Food Protection (GAFP) Fall 2019 Meeting

    • Date September 16, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety, Athens, GA
    • Website http://www.gafoodprotection.org
  • Food Safety and Meat Microbiology School

    • Date September 17, 2019 – September 19, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building, 1933 Observatory Dr., Madison WI 53706
    • Website https://fri.wisc.edu/events_workshops.php

    Hosted by the Food Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Attendees will learn from industry and academic experts about pertinent topics impacting food safety systems and product safety. Topics include microbiology, sanitation programs, facility design, thermal processing, ingredients, new technologies, and more. Demonstrations and microbiology lab exercises will expand microbiological skills, sampling techniques, plant/equipment sanitary design, and product bacterial contamination prevention and control.

  • Preventative Controls for Human Food (PCQI) Part 1 and Part 2

    Sponsored by Matrix Sciences

    Blended Course - Part 1 is self-paced, online; Part 2 is instructor-led at this location

  • Foodborne Pathogens & Product Sampling Workshop

    As food safety professionals, it is our duty to ensure that the food we ship to our customers is not only high quality, but safe to eat. While most food safety professionals are intricately familiar with their manufacturing and sanitation processes, many don’t know enough about the foodborne pathogens themselves, to keep the company’s food safe for its consumers. Welcome to the world of foodborne pathogens… …consisting of approximately 250 different types of bacteria, viruses, parasites, molds, and algae. Because of the prevalence of these harmful microbes, there is an ever growing need for proper training and prevention of pathogen contamination in our food manufacturing processes. So do you know all that you should about these sneaky organisms? DURING THIS COURSE YOU WILL: ✓Develop an understanding of the most common pathogens found in food products, and the risks they pose to your company and its product ✓Determine processes to reduce the risk of pathogens throughout the manufacturing process and finished goods ✓Evaluate case studies with review of recalls and possible action plan resolutions ✓Understand the common methods of laboratory testing to provide a foundation for identifying an appropriate sampling and detection strategy for your company.

  • Indiana Environmental Health Association Annual Fall Education Conference

    • Date September 23, 2019 – September 25, 2019
    • Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • Location South Bend, Indiana
    • Website https://www.iehaind.org/