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Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

FAPC Flash - November workshop to help companies meet FSMA requirements

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center will hold a Preventive Control Workshop Nov. 1-3, 2016, in room 120 of the center to help food companies meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

(Stillwater, Okla. - Sept. 6, 2016) Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center will hold a Preventive Control Workshop Nov. 1-3, 2016, in room 120 of the center to help food companies meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

FSMA regulation requires every processing facility must have a resource person who has completed a specialized training course such as the one developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance that is recognized by the Food and Drug Administration.

“The current good manufacturing practices, hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food regulation is intended to ensure safe manufacturing, packaging and hold of food products for human consumption,” said Ravi Jadeja, FAPC food safety specialist. “The FSMA Preventive Control for the Human Food regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a preventive controls qualified individual, and successful completion of this FDA-recognized course is one way to meet the qualified individual requirement.”

Participants will learn about food safety plans; good manufaturing practices and other prerequisite programs; biological food safety hazards; process, food allergen, sanitation, supply chain and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls; and verification and validation procedures.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have the ability to oversee the implementation of the facility’s food safety plan.

The cost for the workshop is $650 per person for companies with more than 10 employees and $550 per person for companies with 10 or less employees. The registration fee includes parking, materials, refreshments, lunch and a certificate at the completion of the workshop.

A block of rooms is available at the LaQuinta Inns & Suites Stillwater. Call 1-866-527-1498 and mention block PREVENTIVE CONTROLS - CONFIRMATION NUMBER 6179977 to get the $89 plus taxes special rate. Reservations must be made by Oct. 9 to guarantee room.

For more information or to register for the workshop, visit http://fapc.biz/workshops/fspca-preventive-control-workshop, 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:

Ravi Jadeja
Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center
106 FAPC
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-6071
Fax: 405-744-6313
E-Mail: ravi.jadeja@okstate.edu

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