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Food Plant Microbiology and Hazards 101

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Course Description This course reviews the microbiological ecology of a food manufacturing facility and serves as an introduction to microbial, chemical and physical food safety hazards. Participants will learn to recognize the characteristics of each of the hazards, sources, and mechanisms for illness or injury.  In addition, participants will learn to develop and implement control strategies utilized in the food industry to address these hazards.
Training Modules
  • Introduction to Food Safety Hazards
  • Principles of Food Microbiology
  • Top Food Safety Hazards
  • Lessons Learned from Previous Food Safety Incidents
  • Identify Hazards Associated with Specific Industries
  • Control Strategies for Hazards
  • Introduction to Microbiological Criteria & Sampling Plans
Prerequisites None
Who Should Attend? Intended for those that are looking to improve and/or implement their facility’s food safety program as well as those interested in gaining more knowledge of the potential food safety hazards within the industry today. Those involved in the industry include; Quality Control/Assurance personnel, Production Management/Supervisors, and Facility Personnel.

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Course Date Location
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Internal Food Safety Auditor December 2 - December 3 Nashville, TN
Preventive Controls for Human Food December 4 - December 6 Nashville, TN
HACCP for Food Processors December 10 - December 11 Dallas, TX
Implementing SQF Systems December 12 - December 13 Dallas, TX
Nutrition Labeling December 17 - December 18 Des Moines, IA
Environmental Monitoring Program January 14 - January 15 Louisville, KY
Preventive Controls for Animal Food January 15 - January 17 Des Moines, IA
Preventive Controls for Human Food January 21 - January 23 Orange County, CA
Internal Food Safety Auditor January 28 - January 29 Atlanta,GA
Implementing SQF Systems January 28 - January 29 Oakland, CA
HACCP for Food Processors February 4 - February 5 Nashville, TN
Preventive Controls for Animal Food February 5 - February 7 Dallas, TX
Implementing SQF Systems February 6 - February 7 Nashville, TN
Environmental Monitoring Program February 11 - February 12 Philadelphia, PA
Preventive Controls for Human Food February 17 - February 19 Orlando, FL
Internal Food Safety Auditor February 18 - February 19 Denver, Co
BRC Global Standard Issue 8 February 25 - February 26 Dallas, TX
FSSC 22000 March 3 - March 4 Chicago, IL
BRC Lead Auditor March 9 - March 13 Orange County, CA
Preventive Controls for Animal Food March 11 - March 13 Atlanta,GA
HACCP for Food Processors March 17 - March 18 Des Moines, IA
Implementing SQF Systems March 19 - March 20 Des Moines, IA
Advanced SQF Practitioner March 24 - March 25 Des Moines, IA
Preventive Controls for Human Food March 25 - March 27 Denver, Co
Preventive Controls for Animal Food April 1 - April 3 Louisville, KY
Internal Food Safety Auditor April 7 - April 8 Philadelphia, PA
Environmental Monitoring Program April 14 - April 15 Des Moines, IA
Preventive Controls for Human Food April 15 - April 17 Atlanta,GA
HACCP for Food Processors April 21 - April 22 Madison, WI
Implementing SQF Systems April 23 - April 24 Madison, WI
FAMI-QS Version 6 April 28 - April 29 Chicago, IL
HACCP for Food Processors May 5 - May 6 Minneapolis, MN
Preventive Controls for Human Food May 6 - May 8 Des Moines, IA
Implementing SQF Systems May 7 - May 8 Minneapolis, MN
Good Laboratory Practices May 12 - May 13 Madison, WI
FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs May 19 - May 20 Nashville, TN
Preventive Controls for Animal Food May 27 - May 29 St Louis, MO
Internal Food Safety Auditor May 28 - May 29 Orlando, FL
BRC Global Standard Issue 8 June 2 - June 3 Chicago, IL
Environmental Monitoring Program June 2 - June 3 Minneapolis, MN
HACCP for Food Processors June 9 - June 10 Columbus, OH
Implementing SQF Systems June 11 - June 12 Columbus, OH
Food Plant Microbiology & Hazards 101 June 16 - June 17 Louisville, KY
Preventive Controls for Human Food June 24 - June 26 Minneapolis, MN


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