Process Expo to offer HACCP certification training course

March 22, 2017

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will offer the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification Training course at Process Expo taking place Sept. 19-22 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. FPSA will subsidize a portion of the costs of this course to assist processing companies in their efforts to train employees.

The two day HACCP Certification course will cover the current Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance requirements, with a focus on the Preventive Controls Rule, and how this aligns with the existing industry HACCP requirements. This training will assist food industry professionals in
understanding the requirements for hazard analysis, preventive controls required for Qualified Individuals, and the FSMA requirements impacting their responsibilities and their companies. The course content is based directly on the FSMA regulations and CGMPs under FDA CFR Section 117. Any professionals in the food processing industry at domestic and international companies that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food will benefit from this course.

The course is Certified by the International HACCP Alliance and will be led by William Bremer, principal-food compliance, and Roberto Bellavia, senior consultant, both of Kestrel Management. The HACCP Training will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All participants in the course will be given full access to Process Expo, which runs until 5:00 pm each day followed by networking receptions. The cost to attend the HACCP program is $699 early bird (before June 19) and $799 after June 19. With the assistance of FPSA, these rates are significantly less than other programs being offered, according to FPSA. To register, click here.

In addition to the HACCP Certification Course, Process Expo is working closely with the Food Safety Summit to offer an Education Theater where subject matter experts will lead complimentary courses on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), listeria, litigation, food fraud, food defense and emerging trends.

The Process Expo show floor will feature the Virtual Reality Showroom, networking events, Innovations Showcase, the University Quad, student poster presentations, a Beer Garden and much more. Over 600 exhibiting companies, spanning 220,000 square feet will offer equipment, machinery and demos for buyers in all of the vertical industry sectors. Registration is now open.