Extension News

HACCP Course for Food Processors April 13-15

3/12/2010

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University Extension will offer a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) in Food Processing Plants course April 13–15 in Cedar Rapids.

The course is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, said Sam Beattie, ISU Extension food safety specialist. HACCP is a food safety program designed to identify where potential hazards can be controlled in the manufacturing of a food and then introduce strategies to ensure that control is complete. 

HACCP is a mandatory program for meat and poultry operations, as well as seafood and juice processors, Beattie said.  “It appears that it also will become mandatory for all food processors, as it is a part of the new food safety legislation being passed through the U.S. Congress.”

The course will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Cedar Rapids.  Cost of the course and all materials is $350.  The registration deadline is April 9. The maximum number of registrants is 25.

For more information and to register, visit the conference Web site, http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/develophaccp/home.html, or contact Beattie at beatties@iastate.edu.

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Contacts :
Sam Beattie, Food Science and Human Nutrition, (515) 294-3357, beatties@iastate.edu
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu