Food Safety and Inspection Service will host a regulatory education
workshop July 28 in Peabody, Mass., for owners and operators of small
and very small plants.
The workshop will cover a variety of topics and prerequisite programs,
including hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP),
sanitation performance standards, sanitation standard operating
procedures, rules of practice, food defense strategies and E. coli
The session will be at the Springhill Suites - Boston Peabody, in
Peabody from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register, click
FSIS also announced six webinars through November to help small and
very small plants.
The first webinar, "Issues Regarding Effective Microbiological
Testing For E. Coli O157:H7 For Small And Very Small Plants," will
be July 29. It will focus on developing microbiological testing
programs for small and very small processing plants. FSIS testing will
be discussed, as well as testing methods for N-60 that meet USDA
expectations and guidelines.
Mindy Brashears of Texas Tech University will lead the webinar, which
will be at 11 a.m. ET, 2 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET.
The dates and topics for the remaining webinars are:
- Aug. 19: Using In-Plant
Records to Improve Establishments' Food Safety Systems
- Sept. 10: In-Plant
Validation of Food Safety Interventions in Beef Products
- Oct. 7: In-Plant
Validation of Food Safety Interventions in Poultry Products
- Oct. 27: Selecting
Scientific Documentation to Support Establishments' HACCP Plan
- Nov. 5: Selecting and
Maintaining Effective GMPS for an Effective Food Safety System
Each webinar will be held three times that day.
For more information, click