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Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

FAPC Flash - BRC Workshop to provide understanding of food safety requirements

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is holding a BRC Workshop on Nov. 15-16, 2016, to give participants a better understanding of implementation and continual management of the British Retail Consortium system.

(Stillwater, Okla. - Sept. 14, 2016) Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is holding a BRC Workshop on Nov. 15-16, 2016, to give participants a better understanding of implementation and continual management of the British Retail Consortium system.

The Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 6, is published by BRC, said Jason Young, FAPC quality management specialist and BRC approved training provider.

“Originally developed in the United Kingdom Retail Market, BRC has acquired worldwide recognition as the framework for any business to produce a safe and quality product,” Young said. “BRC focuses on enabling attendees to understand the general principles of the requirements, such as fundamental clauses and statements of intent.”

The BRC workshop is designed for all personnel involved in quality assurance, food safety, supervisors and plant management.

The topics covered in the BRC Workshop include senior management commitment, the food safety plan - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, food safety/quality management system, site standards, product control, process control and personnel.

“Attendees will learn how certificated audits against the standard audits are conducted, including closing audits, corrective actions and certificate issuance,” Young said. “Additionally, attendees will get a better understanding of the Global Food Safety Initiative, an in-depth review of the standard requirements and many ideas to use for the implementation of the criteria.”

The cost of the workshop is $450 per person, which includes a parking pass, lunch, snacks and course materials. Participants also will receive a certificate based on merit upon completion of the course.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites in Stillwater. Call 405-372-2878 and mention block BRC EDITION 7 to get the $89 plus taxes special rate. Participants must make reservations by Oct. 14 to guarantee a room.

To register, visit www.fapc.biz/workshops/brcworkshop, call Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 or email karenl.smith@okstate.edu.

FAPC, a part of OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, helps to discover, develop, and deliver technical and business information that will stimulate and support the growth of value-added food and agricultural products and processing in Oklahoma.

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CONTACT:

Jason Young
Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center
102 FAPC
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-6071
Fax: 405-744-6313
E-Mail: jason.young@okstate.edu

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