[ October 8–11, 2019    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA ]


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Food Safety Training Courses

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The food safety preventive controls regulations were issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requiring facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for humans and animals put measures in place to help prevent foodborne illness by implementing preventive controls for hazards. The FDA training helps the industry, particularly small- and medium-sized companies, to comply with the new preventive controls rules.

The cost to attend each of these courses is $650. These rates are significantly less for the same programs offered elsewhere as they are subsidized by PROCESS EXPO. Plus, when you sign up, you’ll receive access to the show floor and all PROCESS EXPO U sessions for FREE.

All courses will be held from Monday, October 7, to Wednesday, October 9 from 9:00 am–3:00 pm, giving attendees time to visit the PROCESS EXPO show floor.

The three courses being offered at PROCESS EXPO, include:

HACCP Training

Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe and designs measures to reduce these risks to a safe level. This two-day course is recognized by GFSI and meets the GFSI requirements. Course topics include:

  • Understanding the relationship between HACCP and food safety systems
  • GMP’s, prerequisite programs (PRP’s), and applications
  • Importance of SOP’s, CMP’s, and SSOP’s
  • HACCP concepts and hazard categorization for training certification
  • Seven principles/12 steps required for HACCP
  • Flow chart, diagram requirements, and critical equipment of process and products
  • Proper methods to establish critical limits, preventive measures, validation of critical control points, and monitoring requirements
  • Process, requirements, and importance of effective recordkeeping
  • Effective HACCP program verification processes and procedures

Professionals representing all industry segments — bakery, beverage, dairy, meat, pet food, and prepared foods — should take advantage of this opportunity. This course is a certified course based on Global Codex and meeting GFSI Certification requirement with certificates issued for those passing the course attendance/participation requirements.

Complete your PROCESS EXPO registration before proceeding to book your HACCP development workshop registration.

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Course

This 2.5-day course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of regulations and guidance that implement the provisions of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which focuses on safe food practices. The Foreign Supplier Verification course meets FSMA compliance and FSPCA certificates will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Professionals who should attend, include U.S.‐based importers who meet the definition of “importer” in the FSVP rule, which includes those who own or are the consignee of food at the time of entry, or, if no owner or consignee exists, the U.S. agent or representative of the foreign owner. Others who have an interest in ensuring that the requirements of the FSVP rule are met, including brokers, exporters, foreign suppliers of food that will be exported to the U.S., persons/business owners who currently buy food from foreign sources, and representatives of foreign governments.

Complete your PROCESS EXPO registration before proceeding to book your Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) course registration.

New in 2019! FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course

PROCESS EXPO is offering the 2.5-day Preventive Controls course for all pet food and treat processors. Developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), the Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course is being made available in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule issued for Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals. Under the rule, covered animal food facilities are required to establish and implement an animal food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and implementation of risk-based preventive controls. To do so, the rule requires a “preventive controls qualified individual” (PCQI) to develop and implement a written animal food safety plan for the facility. Completing this course meets the FSMA requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual”.

Complete your PROCESS EXPO registration before proceeding to book your FFSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food course registration.

Watch this short video on trends in food safety and how PROCESS EXPO can help you incorporate them into your own business.