Dec
8
to Dec 9

FSPCA Training: Las Vegas, NV

FSPCA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR HUMAN FOOD (PCQI)

The Hazard-Analysis and Preventive Controls Rule of the US Food and Drug Administration indicates only a qualified individual can appropriately manage a food safety preventive controls program. Does this apply to you?

If your facility is required to register with the FDA under section 415 of the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act, you must comply if your activities include manufacturing, processing, packing or holding human food.

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Dec
6
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Legal Issues in Tribal Food Safety (Part 2)

This webinar will discuss very specific legal issues pertaining to farms that grow produce (fruits and vegetables) in Indian Country and will provide key discussion points to ensure differences in jurisdiction and authority are identified; we will also assist the Tribal producer or those producing food on Indian Country lands in identifying and spotting key issues that face us as unique producers. 

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Nov
8
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Legal Issues in Tribal Food Safety (Part 1)

This webinar will discuss very specific legal issues pertaining to farms that grow produce (fruits and vegetables) in Indian Country and will provide key discussion points to ensure differences in jurisdiction and authority are identified; we will also assist the Tribal producer or those producing food on Indian Country lands in identifying and spotting key issues that face us as unique producers. 

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Oct
25
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Agricultural Water (Part 2)

In this second of a two-part series on agricultural water, we will identify risks that impact food safety related to water sources; practices that can reduce those risks; FDA water quality criteria and the importance of water testing; necessary records to document agricultural water quality; required quality of water for harvest and postharvest activities; cross-contamination; and the practices to maintain and monitor the quality of water used in postharvest activities. We will also discuss the latest actions by FDA related to agricultural water standards.

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Oct
11
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Agricultural Water (Part 1)

In this first of a two-part series on agricultural water, we will identify risks that impact food safety related to water sources; practices that can reduce those risks; FDA water quality criteria and the importance of water testing; necessary records to document agricultural water quality; required quality of water for harvest and postharvest activities; cross-contamination; and the practices to maintain and monitor the quality of water used in postharvest activities. We will also discuss the latest actions by FDA related to agricultural water standards.

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Sep
13
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Soil Amendments

In this webinar, we will discuss ways to identify potential routes of food contamination associated with soil amendments; explain soil amendment practices and soil amendment strategies to reduce food safety risks; discuss corrective actions if soil amendment creates a risk; and identify proper recordkeeping for monitoring and managing soil amendments.

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Aug
9
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Postharvest Handling

This webinar will discuss and identify potential routes of contamination in harvest and post-harvest settings including harvest, washing, storage, packing, cooling, and transportation. We will discuss key parts of pest control programs and key principles associated with cleaning and transporting produce as well as corrective actions that can be taken to reduce risk and key recordkeeping requirements.

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Jul
26
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Wildlife, Domesticated Animals and Land Use

This webinar will identify the basic ways wildlife and your own domesticated animals can effect your operation and also discuss basic practices to mitigate against the food safety risks animals may cause. The webinar will discuss management, monitoring and corrective actions to mitigate possible food pathogen contamination when you identify signs of animal intrusion.

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May
31
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: So You Think You're Exempt?

Many Native American farmers, ranchers, and food operations within tribal jurisdictions conduct business with the assumption that their activities are protected under the sovereign rights of their tribe. While this may be true for some activities, with food safety compliance it certainly may not be the case. This is an individual farm-by-farm, farm business-by-farm business, ranch-by-ranch determination as there are no “overall exemptions” for Tribal farms, ranches, and food businesses. This session will cover the importance of food safety certification in ALL types of tribal food operations and the potential liability that Native farmers and food businesses face if they choose to ignore FSMA compliance or believe incorrectly they are exempt when they are not. Please join us to review the essential information necessary to protect your family, your products, and your business.

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May
10
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: The Intersection of Business Planning, Risk Assessment, and Food Safety

This webinar will discuss how food safety plans and planning intersection with your business in three major business areas of growing produce: 1) the importance of strong business and marketing plans and how the FSMA rules impact your business and marketing plans; 2) the importance of adjusting your business plans in order to comply with FSMA principles and the key role that sound recordkeeping plays; and 3) how producers can address the costs of problems of recalls should they ever have to confront such concerns.

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Apr
12
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Microbiology Basics, Part 2

In this second webinar, we will continue discussing microbiological principles; primary sources of microorganisms in foods, water, plants and plant products; food equipment and packaging materials; microorganisms in intestinal tracts of humans and animals; food ingredients; animals, birds and fish; air, dust and soil; sewage; and food handlers. We will discuss improper handling procedures affecting microbial growth in foods and discuss the side effects and impacts of food borne diseases. We will also discuss helpful prevention principles as well as techniques that are the underpinning of preventing food borne illness problems in modern food safety.

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Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Microbiology Basics, Part 1

This webinar will introduce the producer to general principles of food microbiology and modern mechanisms for the discovery and prevention of microbial growth in foods. We will discuss the type and number of microorganisms in foods and the types of microorganisms in foods: bacteria, fungi, viruses and other agents, parasites, algae and others. We will discuss issues with food borne illness in certain types of foods, focusing on raw and ready-to-eat vegetables, fruits and nuts. We will identify the basic food borne illnesses resulting from microorganisms and human health impacts of such diseases.

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Mar
13
2:30 PM14:30

Webinar: Worker Health, Hygiene, & Training

This webinar will focus on the potential for contamination associated with anyone who works on a produce farm and covers basic adult learning concepts to consider when training anyone working on your farm. Ways in which monitoring and corrective action can occur and corrective action can occur when problems are identified and basic policy development if you hire workers; types of facilities and resources to be should be made available to workers help keep your operation in compliance with food safety requirements.

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