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Food Safety Cohort

June 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

OMEP invites you to participate in the 6 part Food Safety Cohort which is designed to help small manufacturers implement a food safety program for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This series will also provide you with easily customizable templates for documentation and training so that you can start using them at your company right away. Thanks to funding from NIST MEP, this is available at no cost.

The next 6-part cohort will take place online and is available for all manufacturers.

Over the course of the following dates:
Session 1: June 24
Session 2: July 8
Session 3: July 22
Session 4: August 5
Session 5: August 19
Session 6: September 2

This cohort series will teach you how to implement a food safety program to comply with the Preventative Controls for Human Food rule. Each workshop will teach you how to implement key aspects of a food safety program at your company such as

  • identifying a food safety team
  • building a food safety plan
  • performing self-audits
  • implementing corrective actions
Course Design
Workshop 1 – Implementing Your Food Safety Program
  • Implementing a Food Safety Program
  • Establishing a Food Safety Team
  • Implementing a System for Documentation and Records
  • Training Your Team
Workshop 2 – Sustaining Your Food Safety Program
  • Complying with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
  • Performing Internal Audits
  • Applying Corrective Actions
Workshop 3 – Assessing Your Supply Chain Risk 
  • Assessing Inherent Risks – Raw Materials and Packaging
  • Label Review
  • Supplier Approval Process
  • Supply Chain Preventive Controls Plan 
Workshop 4 – Building Your Food Safety Plan – Hazard Analysis
  • Choosing a Product Category for Hazard Analysis
  • Creating a Process Flow
  • Assessing Hazards in your Process and Supply Chain
  • The Four Preventative Controls
  • Verification and Validation
Workshop 5 – Building Your Food Safety Plan – Preventive Controls
  • Process Preventive Controls Plan
  • Allergen Preventive Controls Plan
  • Sanitation Preventive Controls Plan
  • Writing Sanitation Procedures and Cleaning Schedules
Workshop 6 – Building Your Recall Plan
  • Understanding Inputs to a Recall
  • Assessing Your Recall and Withdrawal Program
  • Creating a Recall Plan



June 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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