United Fresh Offers In-plant HACCP Program
By Grocery Headquarters Staff
This month, United Fresh is partnering with The University of Georgia on the GAPs/HACCP/HARPC workshop designed to establish an in-plant HACCP program for the fresh produce industry. The GAPs and GMPs for HACCP-Based Food Safety Workshop will take place February 18-20, 2014, at the Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia Campus, in Athens, Ga. The three-day course will provide a unique program of lectures and work group discussions from a broad-based faculty of food microbiologists, HACCP experts, authorities from academia, industry and government. The work group sessions provide interaction with HACCP authorities who have developed and implemented successful HACCP programs for the fresh produce industry. In the hands-on laboratory participation the participants will learn to identify and prevent food safety hazards, set preventive/control measures and control limits, develop control and monitoring procedures, document and verify the results of their efforts, as established by the International HACCP Alliance. The goal of the interactive sessions is to assist participants in developing a Food Safety Plan that they can implement in their specific operations. United Fresh members receive discounted tuition. Registration closes February 5th; sign up here.