Process Expo to feature HACCP certification training

April 26, 2017

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification Training course will be offered at this year’s Process Expo, taking place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), the organizer of the show, 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, Sept. 20-21, 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, according to FPSA.

“A HACCP System requires that potential hazards are identified and controlled at specific points in the process. This includes biological, chemical or physical hazards,” said Tom Kittle, chairman of the FPSA. “Attendees to Process Expo involved in the manufacturing, processing or handling of food products can use HACCP to minimize or eliminate food safety hazards in their product.”

The course is certified by the International HACCP Alliance. William Bremer, principal-food compliance, and Roberto Bellavia, senior consultant, both of Kestrel Management, will be the instructs for the course.

The HACCP Training will take place Sept. 20-21, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. All participants in the course will be given full access to Process Expo, which runs until 5:00 p.m. each day.

The cost to attend the HACCP program is $699 for early bird registration before June 19. After June 19 registration cost will be $799. 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.

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