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LSU AgCenter to offer food safety training in April

(02/03/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter will hold a three-day workshop on April 20-22 to educate food processors about safety regulations and best practices for preventing contamination.

The workshop will focus on regulations that are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which requires certain activities to be performed by people who have been trained in taking safety measures to prevent foodborne illness. Topics to be discussed include developing food safety and recall plans, keeping good records and analyzing hazards.

The course, which will be taught by experts with the AgCenter and the Food and Drug Administration, was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance and is recognized by the FDA, said AgCenter food safety specialist Achyut Adhikari.

“Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual stated in the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation,” Adhikari said.

The course will be held in 212 Efferson Hall on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus. It will run 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first two days and 8:30 a.m. to noon on the third day.

Registration costs $595 and covers course materials and lunches as well as certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials that satisfies the requirement for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

Those interested in attending should sign up by April 15 by visiting http://nfs.lsu.edu/outreach/fspca.htm#p5.

For more information, contact Adhikari at 225-578-2529 or by email.

Olivia McClure

Last Updated: 2/3/2016 9:40:56 AM

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