(Stillwater, Oklahoma - Aug. 11, 2016) Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is offering an Accredited Basic Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points Workshop on Sept. 21-22.
"This workshop covers the basics of designing a HACCP plan and is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance," said Jason Young, FAPC quality management specialist. "Employees responsible for developing, improving or maintaining a HACCP system will benefit from attending."
The two-day accredited workshop will take place in Stillwater, Oklahoma, at FAPC.
Some topics of the workshop include an introduction to food safety, FDA regulations, sanitation, prerequisite programs, record keeping, and implementation and management of a HACCP plan.
"We will cover information from the basics of food safety through defining processes and developing flow charts for a HACCP plan," Young said.
HACCP principles covered in the workshop include determining significant hazards: biological, chemical and physical; identifying critical control points and using them in the decision tree; establishing critical limits; monitoring procedures and corrective actions; and establishing verification procedures.
Specific presentations include Oklahoma Chapter 257 Food Service Establishment Regulations by a representative from the Oklahoma Health Department and USDA-FSIS Regulations on HACCP Implementation by Dr. Jim Walker, USDA.
"We are fortunate to have representatives from the Oklahoma Health Department and the USDA presenting at our workshop," Young said.
Participants also will participate in a series of breakout sessions and group exercises. The complete workshop agenda can be viewed online.
"Attendees of this workshop are sure to benefit from the presentations, speakers and breakout sessions," Young said. "At the conclusion of this two-day workshop, attendees will be equipped to develop, implement and manage their HACCP plan."
Registration cost is $475 per person for large companies with 10 or more employees and $375 per person for small Oklahoma-based companies with less than 10 employees. The registration fee includes workshop materials, refreshments and lunches.
Additionally, lodging is available at the Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites - Stillwater. To reserve a room, call 405-372-2878 and mention block HACCP by Aug. 20 to receive the $89 plus tax special rate.
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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Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
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