Event Details

Date

February 26 - February 27, 2019

Time

2 days

Location

Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
194 US Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Cost

$49.00 subsidized course fee

Host

Cornell University Dairy Foods Extension

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 12, 2019

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Artisan Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop

February 26 - February 27, 2019

Artisan Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop

This coaching workshop is intended for Artisan Cheese and Dairy Food Producers who are preparing to create, or are already developing, a FSMA compliant, preventive control (PC)-based, food safety plan for their facility. The goal of this workshop is to provide Food Safety Plan review and coaching sessions that guide attendees through each step in development process. PCQI lead trainers will be present to review topics and answer questions.Templates (digital and paper) will be provided to facilitate plan development, attendees are encouraged to bring their current or inprogress plans.

Note: This course is NOT intended to provide PCQI certification, it is strongly recommended that attendees complete an FSPCA PCQI certification course or similar program before attending this workshop. Attendees are also encouraged to enroll and complete the Food Safety for Artisan/Farmstead Cheesemakers prior to
taking this workshop. The link to this online training will be provided upon registration.
  • Workshop is limited to the first 20 registrants. Additional registrants will be added to a wait list and additional workshops scheduled as needed to meet demand.
  • PCQI certification is a recommended (but not required) prior to enrollment
  • Attendees should bring a plan to develop. Multiple products may be grouped under a single plan, please work with the course instructor if you need assistance determining if products should be grouped or split.
  • Attendees who wish to work on digital versions of their plans are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

Who Should Attend: Artisan cheese and dairy food producers taking the next step in their Food Safety Plan Development.

The generous support of the Innovation Center for US Dairy and USDA allows this course ($600 value) to be provided at a reduced cost to artisan dairy producers for $49.




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