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Preventive Controls for Human Food-PCQI - Yakima, WA
4/23/2020 8:00 AM - 4/24/2020 6:00 PM

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Date: April 23-24, 2020

Time: 8am-6pm both days

Location: Oxford Suites, 1701 E. Yakima Ave. Yakima, WA 98901

Registration Fee: $750/person-Early bird Registration ends April 12, 2020 After April 12, 2020- $850/person

Course Description:
The course will go in depth with requirements for Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls based food safety training. Course participants will get familiar with all requirements of Preventive Controls based food safety plan and how to design the plan, and upon successful completion of the course become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).

In addition, best practices and examples will be presented and participants can apply the freshly gained knowledge during practical exercises which show how to achieve compliance to the requirements.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Create a Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan
• Validate preventative controls
• Review records for implementation and effectiveness
• Review corrective actions
• Perform required reanalysis

Participants receive a certificate of completion after passing a written knowledge test following the training course and receive a certificate of competition directly from FSCPA. Those who receive the certificate from the FSCPA will also be on file with the FDA.

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Internal Auditing - Caldwell, ID
5/5/2020 9:00 AM - 5/6/2020 5:00 PM

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Date: May 5-6, 2020

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Both Days

Location: University of Idaho Food Technology Center

Registration Fee: $650/person

About the Course

Internal Audits are a requirement of all GFSI approved certification schemes (e.g. SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, etc.) and many 3rd party audit programs. Internal audits allow you to audit your facility for gaps and compliance. Internal audits are an important tool in the on-going food safety toolbox for any food manufacturer, packager, and warehouse and distribution company. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to conduct an internal audit program within your company. The course covers the fundamentals of auditing, useful industry-proven techniques, compliance criteria, how to foster good communication within the facility, the importance of auditor ethics and gathering objective evidence, nonconformities, and reporting suggestions.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for those who are new to internal auditing and those that could use a refresher course. People who are on a facility’s Internal Audit Team would benefit. As well as Quality Assurance/Control personal, Operation and Maintenance personnel.


Students will receive breakfast, lunch and a University of Idaho and TechHelp Certificate of Completion.

Instructor – Janna Hamlett, Food Processing Specialist with TechHelp & University of Idaho Extension & School of Food Science.

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Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program - Twin Falls, ID
5/12/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Date: May 12, 2020

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: College of Southern Idaho-ATIC Bldg

Registration Fee: $450/person

The importance of a robust environmental monitoring program cannot be overstated in a food safety plan. The Food Safety Modernization Act and many of the GFSI approved auditing schemes require a risk-based environmental program. Foodborne illnesses and recalls can put a company out of business; a pathogen environmental monitoring (PEM) program is one way of mitigating that risk and ensuring a strong sanitation program.

In this course, participants will understand how to create a successful environmental monitoring program without causing the company to go bankrupt on testing costs. Participants will learn how to implement, manage, and continually improve the PEM program to mitigate inherent food safety risks.

This course is for those who are new to environmental monitoring and those that could use a refresher course. People who are members of the Quality department, Sanitation department, Operations department, and Maintenance department would benefit.

Students will receive a University of Idaho and TechHelp Certificate of Completion. Catering includes Breakfast & Lunch.

The course fee is $450/ each for individuals or $400 for two or more registering together. Provide your information below to register.

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