SQF Ed. 8.0 Course | San Diego, CA
Sep
12
to Sep 13

SQF Ed. 8.0 Course | San Diego, CA

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FSG’s Charlie Kalish will be leading the SQF practitioner training, Implementing SQF Systems, on behalf of SCS Global Services, an industry leader in food safety training and auditing and an SQF Certification Body. If you are interested in becoming an SQF Practitioner or would like to better understand Edition 8 of the SQF Manufacturing code, you can reserve a seat using this link ($725/person).

Course Description

The SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing applies specifically to Food Sector Categories 7-22, 31-34 and includes Modules 2 (Systems Elements) and Module 11 (Food Safety Fundamentals for Food Manufacturing). Designed to provide current and new SQF Practitioners and their team members with the tools and knowledge to develop and maintain their SQF food safety management system and understand the process for aligning with FSMA regulatory requirements.

Who Should Attend

Charlie Kalish  SQF Trainer FSG Co-Founder

Charlie Kalish
SQF Trainer
FSG Co-Founder

SQF Practitioners, team members and those attempting to attain SQF certification and become Practitioners. Managers, supervisors and employees of food manufacturing facilities seeking an understanding of the SQF Code for Manufacturing and how it relates to preventive controls, HACCP and food safety plan development. This course meets the training requirements for SQF consultants.

Agenda: Download

Prerequisites:

Knowledge of GMPs and formal 16-hour HACCP training

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FSPCA PCQI Training | Emeryville, CA
Sep
9
to Sep 10

FSPCA PCQI Training | Emeryville, CA

Have confidence that your Food Safety Plan complies with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule. This Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) designed workshop is the only standardized curriculum for the PCHF rule recognized by FDA. Reserve a seat today using this link!

SCS Special: 25% discount applies when registering for the online HACCP for Processors course (IHA Approved) when enrolling in a PCQI course.

FSMA’S Preventive Controls Rule, Facts & FAQs

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the requirements necessary to comply with the Preventive Controls Rule

  • Satisfy the FDA training requirement for the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

  • Develop a food safety plan based on a step-by-step analysis of a model product and process

Michael Kalish  SQF Trainer FSG Co-Founder

Michael Kalish
SQF Trainer
FSG Co-Founder

Agenda: Download

Who Should Attend:

Managers, supervisors and employees of food facilities seeking more knowledge about FSMA's Preventive Control Rule; those interested in becoming a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual and assuming the responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining a facility Food Safety Plan; companies exporting to the U.S.; food brokers; food safety auditors and consultants.

Prerequisites:

None. Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices is recommended.

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Jun
26
to Jun 27

SQF Ed. 8.0 Course | Emeryville, CA

Michael Kalish will be leading the SQF Course on behalf of SCS Global Services, an esteemed training center and Certification Body. If you are interested in becoming an SQF Practitioner or would like to better understand Edition 8 of the SQF Manufacturing code, you can reserve a seat using this link ($725/person).

Edition 8 of the SQF Code introduces a new approach for assessing individual food industry sectors with customized requirements in separate, stand-alone Codes: Food Safety Fundamentals, Primary Production (Produce), Manufacturing, Distribution, Food Packaging, Retail, and Quality. The course focuses on the Manufacturing sector (Modules 2 and 11).

Learning Objectives:

  • Promote an understanding of the SQF Code

  • Create a knowledge base to facilitate the successful implementation of an SQF System

  • Show how a HACCP-based approach manages food safety and quality hazards in an operation

  • Know the process for SQF certification

  • Optional module comparing SQF requirements to FSMA's Preventive Controls regulation

Agenda: Download

Who Should Attend:

New and seasoned SQF Practitioners, team members and those attempting to become SQF certified to the Manufacturing Standard. Team members in food manufacturing facilities seeking an understanding of the SQF Code for Manufacturing and how it relates to preventive controls, HACCP, and food safety plan development. This course meets the training requirements for SQF consultants.

Prerequisites:

Knowledge of GMPs and formal 16-hour HACCP training

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
Apr
30
to May 2

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

  • Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey CA 90241 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Who Should Attend:

QA/QC Managers, QA/QC Employees, Supplier Control Managers/Employees, Production Supervisors/Employees, Regulators, Auditors, Food Safety Team Leaders, Senior Management who wish to be involved in Food Safety/QA, and others who have food safety responsibilities and wish to participate in food safety team or take this course.

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
Jan
28
to Jan 31

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

This training is led by industry experts with more than 30 years experience in food safety consulting, microbiological testing and analysis and crisis management.

Cost: $950/person
Dates 8:00am, Tues 11/6/2018 - 1:00pm, Thurs 11/8/2018
Location: Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
Contact: training@foodsafetysolutions.us

INSTRUCTORS

  • Melissa Calicchia, Chief Scientist, Food Microbiological Laboratories

  • Charlie Kalish, Managing Member, Food Safety Guides; Director of Food Safety, UC San Diego Extension︱FSPCA Lead Instructor for Human Food, Animal Food & FSVP

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal. This course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

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FSPCA FSVP Training | Emeryville, CA, Nov. 28-29, 2018
Nov
28
to Nov 29

FSPCA FSVP Training | Emeryville, CA, Nov. 28-29, 2018

If you are an importer of food under the jurisdiction of FDA, you may be subject to the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations. Register today in our FSPCA FSVP training to learn how you can become a Qualified Individual and FSVP importer. The training is based on the standardized curriculum developed for FDA by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and delivered by FSG trainer and FSPCA FSVP Lead Instructor, Michael Kalish. FSPCA certificates are provided. If you have questions, you can contact FSG at info@foodsafetyguides.com or pick a time for one of our consultants to call you.

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
Nov
6
to Nov 8

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

This training is led by industry experts with more than 30 years experience in food safety consulting, microbiological testing and analysis and crisis management.

Cost: $950/person
Dates 8:00am, Tues 11/6/2018 - 1:00pm, Thurs 11/8/2018
Location: Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
Contact: training@foodsafetysolutions.us

INSTRUCTORS

  • Melissa Calicchia, Chief Scientist, Food Microbiological Laboratories
  • Charlie Kalish, Managing Member, Food Safety Guides; Director of Food Safety, UC San Diego Extension︱FSPCA Lead Instructor for Human Food, Animal Food & FSVP

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal. This course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
Jul
31
to Aug 2

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

  • Food Safety Solutions, Energy Resource Center (map)
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This training is led by industry experts with more than 30 years experience in food safety consulting, microbiological testing and analysis and crisis management.

Cost: $950/person
Dates 8:00am, Tues 7/31/2018 - 1:00pm, Thurs 8/2/2018
Location: Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
Contact: training@foodsafetysolutions.us

INSTRUCTORS

  • Melissa Calicchia, Chief Scientist, Food Microbiological Laboratories
  • Charlie Kalish, Managing Member, Food Safety Guides; Director of Food Safety, UC San Diego Extension︱FSPCA Lead Instructor

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal. This course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

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2018 IAFP Annual Meeting
Jul
8
to Jul 11

2018 IAFP Annual Meeting

  • Salt Palace Convention Center (map)
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Join us in Salt Lake City, UT at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting July 8-11. IAFP is a must-go for career food safety and quality professionals.

At IAFP, you can:

  • Directly interface with FDA, USDA and state inspectors
  • Participate in industry-specific workshops and professional development groups
  • Hear the latest news from regulators and top QA professionals about FSMA implementation and GFSI certification. 
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2018 AFDO Annual Educational Conference Workshop
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

2018 AFDO Annual Educational Conference Workshop

Attending AFDO's 2018 Annual Educational Conference in Burlington, VT in June? Sign up for our pre-conference workshop HACCP System Implementation at the Retail Level, A Guide for Inspectors from 8:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, June 9. 

Description:

HACCP System Implementation at the Retail Level, A Guide for Inspectors
Once a HACCP plan has been approved, what must a restaurant/retailer engaging in a specialized processing method do to implement the plan successfully? In this workshop, we dive into HACCP record keeping requirements and verification activities and discuss how to overcome challenges posed by limited resources, seasonal menus and rotating suppliers. Deliverables from this workshop include strategies for enforcement of HACCP requirement and deeper understanding of HACCP system implementation in the retail/food service environment. 

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
May
15
to May 17

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

This training is led by industry experts with more than 30 years experience in food safety consulting, microbiological testing and analysis and crisis management.

Cost: $950/person
Dates 8:30am, Tues 5/15/2018 - 12:30pm, Thurs 5/17/2018
Location: Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
Contact: training@foodsafetysolutions.us

INSTRUCTORS

  • Melissa Calicchia, Chief Scientist, Food Microbiological Laboratories
  • Charlie Kalish, Managing Member, Food Safety Guides; Director of Food Safety, UC San Diego Extension︱FSPCA Lead Instructor

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal. This course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
Feb
6
to Feb 8

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

  • Gas Co Energy Resource Center (map)
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This training is led by industry experts with more than 30 years experience in food safety consulting, microbiological testing and analysis and crisis management.

Cost: $950/person
Dates 8:30am, Tues 2/6/2018 - 12:30pm, Thurs 2/8/2018
Location: Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
Contact: training@foodsafetysolutions.us

INSTRUCTORS

  • Melissa Calicchia, Chief Scientist, Food Microbiological Laboratories
  • Charlie Kalish, Managing Member, Food Safety Guides; Director of Food Safety, UC San Diego Extension︱FSPCA Lead Instructor

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal. This course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
Nov
28
to Nov 30

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal.

This course developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

ENROLL TODAY!

This training is led by industry experts with more than 30 years experience in food safety consulting, microbiological testing and analysis and crisis management.

Cost: $950/person
Dates 8:30am, Tues 9/5/2017 - 12:30pm, Thurs 9/7/2017
Location: Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
Contact: Karen Rogers at karen@foodsafetysolutions.us

INSTRUCTORS

  • Melissa Calicchia, Chief Scientist, Food Microbiological Laboratories
  • Karen Rogers, Senior Technical Director, Food Safety Solutions
  • Charlie Kalish, Managing Member, Food Safety Guides; Director of Food Safety, UC San Diego Extension︱FSPCA Lead Instructor
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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
Sep
5
to Sep 7

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal.

This course developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

ENROLL TODAY!

This training is led by industry experts with more than 30 years experience in food safety consulting, microbiological testing and analysis and crisis management.

Cost: $950/person
Dates 8:30am, Tues 9/5/2017 - 12:30pm, Thurs 9/7/2017
Location: Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
Contact: Karen Rogers at karen@foodsafetysolutions.us

INSTRUCTORS

  • Melissa Calicchia, Chief Scientist, Food Microbiological Laboratories
  • Karen Rogers, Senior Technical Director, Food Safety Solutions
  • Charlie Kalish, Managing Member, Food Safety Guides; Director of Food Safety, UC San Diego Extension︱FSPCA Lead Instructor
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FSPCA PCQI Training︱San Diego, CA
Aug
24
8:30 AM08:30

FSPCA PCQI Training︱San Diego, CA

  • Four Points by Sheraton San Diego – Sea World (map)
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FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Foods (Part 2)

Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

  • Have the confidence that your Food Safety Plan complies with FSMA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule.
  • Maximize time and expenses by attending a blended course (part online, part in-person…see Course Delivery Options below)
  • SCS Special: An optional HACCP for Processors exam and Certificate of Completion is offered at the conclusion of the SCS course (4 hr. webinar and 2-day live training) for those who need to meet the GFSI – HACCP requirements.

Course Description:  This Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Blended Training course was developed to provide an alternative way for individuals to complete the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course.  The Blended course consists of 2 parts.  Part 1 is online and Part 2 is instructor-led. Both parts must be completed in order to obtain the PCQI certificate.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the requirements necessary to comply with the Preventive Controls Rule,
  • Satisfy the FDA training requirement for the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
  • Meet GFSI standard training requirement for a 16 hour examinable HACCP course.

Who should attend: Managers, supervisors and employees of food facilities seeking more knowledge about FSMA’s Preventive Control Rule; those interested in becoming a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual and assuming the responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining a facility Food Safety Plan; companies exporting to the U.S.; food brokers; food safety auditors and consultants.

Registration Fees: Online + 1 day in-person: $425 for Part 2, one-day (plus the online FSPCA Part 1 fee: Part 1, FSPCA course.) Discounts apply for early bird, multiple attendee and multiple course registrations. (SCS courses only)
SCS Fees include: Instructor-led training, course materials, lunch, FSPCA official Certificate of Completion and SCS Certificate of Completion.

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
Jul
18
to Jul 20

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

  • Energy Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal.

This course developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

ENROLL TODAY!

This training is led by industry experts with more than 30 years experience in food safety consulting, microbiological testing and analysis and crisis management.

Cost: $950/person
Dates 8:30am, Tues 7/18/2017 - 12:30pm, Thurs 7/20/2017
Location: Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
Contact: Karen Rogers at karen@foodsafetysolutions.us

INSTRUCTORS

  • Melissa Calicchia, Chief Scientist, Food Microbiological Laboratories
  • Karen Rogers, Senior Technical Director, Food Safety Solutions
  • Charlie Kalish, Managing Member, Food Safety Guides; Director of Food Safety, UC San Diego Extension︱FSPCA Lead Instructor
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IAFP 2017︱Tampa, FL︱Developing Food Safety Professionals PDG
Jul
9
3:15 PM15:15

IAFP 2017︱Tampa, FL︱Developing Food Safety Professionals PDG

At IAFP 2017's Developing Food Safety Professional PDG, Food Safety Guides Co-Founder Charlie Kalish will demo real-time collaboration tools that are changing how food safety professionals approach plan development.

You will learn about:

  • Importance of documentation in today's FSMA world
  • Key considerations when developing a food safety plan
  • Common mistakes
  • Technologies that make food safety plan development easier (and faster)
  • Project management tools and strategies

What: "Your Toolkit for Food Safety Plan Development"
Where: Developing Food Safety Professionals PDG, Rm 22-23
When: 3:15 - 5:15pm, Sunday, 7/9/2017

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Las Vegas, NV
Jun
23
to Jun 25

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Las Vegas, NV

  • San Polo 3405 Venetian Sands Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: The new federal regulations coming out of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) require that all companies producing food (not currently under regulatory-required HACCP) have a written Food Safety Plan as well as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to create, implement and oversee that Food Safety Plan. This two-and-a-half-day short course will satisfy both requirements to comply with the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Foods rule. You will gain the knowledge needed to create a Food Safety Plan and meet the FDA’s training requirement to become your company’s PCQI. The course provides advice from industry professionals, hands-on group activity sessions and documentation to help you develop and implement a preventive controls Food Safety Plan. Medium-sized companies will need to be in compliance with the preventive controls rules by the Fall of 2017. Get started now to ensure that you are ready!

Designed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), this is the FDA recognized course for training food and beverage industry professionals seeking to become PCQI.

REGISTRATION: http://iftevent.org/register/registration

IFT Members: $965
Non-Members: $1,150
Student Members: $450
Course registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon beverages, training workbook, and certificate designating you as a PCQI upon successful completion of the exam at the end of the course.

When: Friday, 6/23/2017 through Sunday, 6/25/2017
Where: San Polo 3405 Venetian Sands Hotel
Credit Units: 17.25 (Subject to change plus or minus one hour based on final agenda.)

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA
May
16
to May 18

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal.

This course developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

ENROLL TODAY!

This training is led by industry experts with more than 30 years experience in food safety consulting, microbiological testing and analysis and crisis management.

Cost: $950/person
Dates 8:30am, Tues 5/16/2017 - 12:30pm, Thurs 5/18/2017
Location: Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
Contact: Karen Rogers at karen@foodsafetysolutions.us

INSTRUCTORS

  • Melissa Calicchia, Chief Scientist, Food Microbiological Laboratories
  • Karen Rogers, Senior Technical Director, Food Safety Solutions
  • Charlie Kalish, Managing Member, Food Safety Guides; Director of Food Safety, UC San Diego ExtensionFSPCA Lead Instructor
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Seminar: Fermentation & HACCP
Apr
11
2:00 PM14:00

Seminar: Fermentation & HACCP

Food Safety Guides Co-Founder, Charlie Kalish, will be speaking on fermentation and the Cal Code HACCP requirement at the California Environmental Health Association's 2017 Annual Educational Symposium on Tuesday, April 11. Attendees will include local and state health inspectors from across California that are responsible for enforcing this requirement.

In this seminar, Charlie will discuss:

  • The HACCP regulation that applies to retailers and food service establishments engaging in fermentation (e.g. kimchi, pickles, sauerkraut)
  • Fermented food categories
  • Food items that are subject to the State's Cannery Inspection Program vs "fermented" foods
  • What type of controls to expect from fermentation operations that have implemented a HACCP plan
  • Resources and process authorities
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Webinar: How to Train your Team for FSMA Compliance
Apr
3
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: How to Train your Team for FSMA Compliance

Webinar Topic
In order to comply with FSMA, every company will need to train its employees and supervisors on the new requirements and how they are adjusting roles/responsibilities to comply. In this webinar, Michael Kalish of Food Safety Guides shows how to design modular team trainings that are effective and systematic.

Speaker Bio
Michael Kalish is Managing Member at Food Safety Guides and a trained teacher with nearly a decade of classroom teaching experience. In addition to being an instructor on HACCP, GFSI, and food safety and quality system development for SCS Global Services, Michael is an FSPCA Lead Instructor for Human and Animal Food and Senior Technical Adviser for UC San Diego Extension's Food Safety Program.

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Webinar: FSMA & Claiming Your Qualified Facility Exemption
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: FSMA & Claiming Your Qualified Facility Exemption

Summary

Are you a small food business? Or a medium-to large-sized business that sources ingredients from small businesses? Heck, don't know anything about the Food Safety Modernization Act's new rules and how they could impact your business? Then this seminar is for you!

Food safety expert, Charlie Kalish, is leading a 90-minute seminar breaking down how the Food Safety Modernization Act's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule applies to you.

Agenda

  1. A general overview of the new rule
  2. Updates to the federal current Good Manufacturing Practices (applies to all food facilities)
  3. Exemption eligibility and how to apply for a "qualified facility exemption"
  4. Actions to take if you source food ingredients from a very small business
  5. Compliance deadlines that apply to small businesses, very small businesses and all other businesses.
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Webinar: FSMA & Pathogen Environmental Monitoring with Melissa Calicchia
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: FSMA & Pathogen Environmental Monitoring with Melissa Calicchia

Webinar Topic
FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule ("PC Rule") requires facilities to address environmental hazards if RTE food is exposed to the environment prior to packaging.  In this webinar, Melissa Calicchia will explain the requirement and share tips on:

  • How to comply 
  • Where to swab
  • Pitfalls when testing food contact surfaces
  • Strategies for responding to presumptive positives

Speaker Bio
Melissa Calicchia is Chief Science Officer at Food Microbiological laboratories in Cypress, CA.


To receive notifications about upcoming guests and topics and FSMA trainings, sign up for the Food Safety Guides Webinar Email List by clicking here.

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FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA︱Jan. 17-19, 2017
Jan
17
to Jan 19

FSPCA PCQI Training︱Downey, CA︱Jan. 17-19, 2017

  • Energy Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In order to comply with FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, a facility must have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to handle key responsibilities. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI and you will receive a certificate with the FSPCA seal.

This course developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. 

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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training @ UCSD Extension
Nov
7
to Nov 9

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training @ UCSD Extension

  • Room 115, UCSD Extension University City Ctr, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NEW RULE TO IMPACT THOUSANDS OF FOOD FACILITIES

On September 17, 2015, FDA made history by publishing the Food Safety Modernization Act’s final rule for the Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food ("the Rule"). FDA estimates that there are 83,819 food facilities affected by this rule, which demands extensive record keeping and compliance with numerous new food safety requirements. 

Having a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) onsite who understands the new requirements and is capable of developing a written food safety plan is critical to complying with this new rule. UC San Diego Extension is now offering a 2.5 day PCQI training using the only standardized curriculum recognized by FDA.*

RegisterLink to course webpage

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

UC San Diego Extension's instructors are industry leaders in food safety training and consulting. See their bios by clicking on the links: 

Charlie Kalish, Senior Director of Food Safety

Michael Kalish, Senior Technical Advisor for Food Safety

QUESTIONS?

To learn more about the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food and how it applies to your business, register for our short, no-cost online info session.

*This class is an approved FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food training.

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KNOW YOUR FSMA! – EXEMPTIONS, REQUIREMENTS & DEADLINES
Sep
7
8:30 AM08:30

KNOW YOUR FSMA! – EXEMPTIONS, REQUIREMENTS & DEADLINES

Are you a small business that manufactures, processes, packs or holds food? Or a medium-to large-sized business that sources ingredients from small businesses? Heck, don't know anything about the Food Safety Modernization Act's new rules and how they could impact your business?

Food safety expert, Michael Kalish, is leading a two-hour seminar breaking down how the Food Safety Modernization Act's Preventive Controls for Human Food rule applies to you.

In this short seminar, Michael will focus on the exemptions, requirements and compliance deadlines. Expect to learn:

  • A general overview of the new rule
  • Updates to the federal current Good Manufacturing Practices (applies to all food facilities)
  • Exemption eligibility and how to apply for a "qualified facility exemption"
  • Actions to take if you source food ingredients from a very small business
  • Compliance deadlines that apply to small businesses, very small businesses and all other businesses.

Feel overwhelmed? Then this seminar is for you! Let Food Safety Guides do the work of translating this bureaucratic labyrinth into plain language and clear actionable items.

See course website 

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