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Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

FAPC Flash - July course helps companies meet FSMA requirements

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center will hold a Preventive Controls for Human Food Workshop July 18-20, 2017, in room 120 of the center to help food companies meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

(Stillwater, Okla. – May 18, 2017) Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center will hold a Preventive Controls for Human Food Workshop July 18-20, 2017, 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 Controls 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 $800 per person for companies with more than 10 employees and $700 per person for companies with 10 employees or less. The registration fee includes parking, materials, refreshments, lunch and a certificate at the completion of the workshop.

A block of rooms is reserved at Home2 Suites by Hilton - Stillwater. Call 405-372-2550 and mention the group code FAP, or book online with the group code to get the $91 plus taxes special rate.

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, is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2017. Since its inception in January 1997, the center’s research laboratories, pilot-processing facilities, educational programs and seminars have kept food and agricultural processors and entrepreneurs on the forefront of cutting-edge value-added processing and technology.

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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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