Food Safety Modernization Workshop Series: Beyond the Basics

This unique certificate program is an intensive [series of workshops] designed to teach thermal processing professionals the most current science-based techniques to be applied in the development of optimal thermal processes and the mitigation of thermal process deviations.

Designed for professionals working toward becoming a recognized Process Authority, GMA equips you not only the “whats” and “whens” of food processing, but also “why” specific steps used in the development process are so critical. This focus sets our Thermal Processing Program apart from other training programs. - See more at: http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1D7F5000000776#sthash.VivxI8z5.dpuf
This unique certificate program is an intensive [series of workshops] designed to teach thermal processing professionals the most current science-based techniques to be applied in the development of optimal thermal processes and the mitigation of thermal process deviations.

Designed for professionals working toward becoming a recognized Process Authority, GMA equips you not only the “whats” and “whens” of food processing, but also “why” specific steps used in the development process are so critical. This focus sets our Thermal Processing Program apart from other training programs. - See more at: http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1D7F5000000776#sthash.VivxI8z5.dpuf
This unique certificate program is an intensive [series of workshops] designed to teach thermal processing professionals the most current science-based techniques to be applied in the development of optimal thermal processes and the mitigation of thermal process deviations.

Designed for professionals working toward becoming a recognized Process Authority, GMA equips you not only the “whats” and “whens” of food processing, but also “why” specific steps used in the development process are so critical. This focus sets our Thermal Processing Program apart from other training programs. - See more at: http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1D7F5000000776#sthash.VivxI8z5.dpuf

Food Safety Modernization Workshop Series:
Beyond the Basics

 

You've taken the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance's (FSPCA) Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training... but are you truly “qualified” to address all aspects of FSMA? Once you’ve got the basics covered, dig deeper to understand how to implement the individual aspects of a Food Safety Plan.  A response to the burgeoning number of questions probing beyond the basics, this GMA workshop series tackles topics one by one so that you can round out your HACCP plan and transition it to a functional, effective food safety plan.


While the Better Process Control School (BPCS) Program is mandated within current regulations, the process development and analysis materials covered in the BPCS program are not sufficient for the thermal processing professional.

GMA’s TPPT Program focuses on development of thermal processes and resolution of deviations encountered during the processing of food products. Our diverse panel of instructors - many of whom are process authorities themselves - will ensure you are aligned with the appropriate regulatory standards. It is crucial that processors understand and practice the most current science-based methods in the development of thermal food processes and GMA will make sure you are up-to-speed on the latest processing advancements in the field. - See more at: http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1D7F5000000776#sthash.VivxI8z5.dpuf
Recent foodborne disease outbreaks attributed to processed foods have renewed focus on the importance of understanding the science behind processing as well as the key role process authorities play in the food safety system. Regulatory agencies are emphasizing the review of thermal process filings and re-evaluating the application of traditionally conservative thermal food processes.

While the Better Process Control School (BPCS) Program is mandated within current regulations, the process development and analysis materials covered in the BPCS program are not sufficient for the thermal processing professional.

GMA’s TPPT Program focuses on development of thermal processes and resolution of deviations encountered during the processing of food products. Our diverse panel of instructors - many of whom are process authorities themselves - will ensure you are aligned with the appropriate regulatory standards. It is crucial that processors understand and practice the most current science-based methods in the development of thermal food processes and GMA will make sure you are up-to-speed on the latest processing advancements in the field. - See more at: http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1D7F5000000776#sthash.VivxI8z5.dpuf

 

  • Developing Effective Supplier Verification Programs Workshop

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    The Preventive Controls for Human Food rule requires that facilities have a supplier control program.  Compliance with FSMA will begin in the fall of 2016 but many of these supplier programs will take significant time to build and develop - it is absolutely critical that you start to build your program now.  In this workshop you'll learn how to establish an effective but manageable program that is both compliant with the requirements and in-step with industry best practices.  Our experts will provide you with a wide array of options enabling you to leverage the programs and tools your company may already have so that you don't need to reinvent the wheel.  Walk away from this workshop with tips, tools and valuable insight for managing your supply chain risks in a cost-effective, risk-based way.

    This new workshop will equip participants with the knowledge and tools to :

    • Explain when the supplier program aspect of the Preventive Controls rule applies to you and when it does not.
    • Develop and implement a system to assess suppliers and prioritize resources to manage them.
    • Synthesize your hazard analysis results and your assessment of your supplier to form an effective supplier control program.
    • Select the appropriate control and verification options to assure the safety of incoming raw materials and ingredients.
    • Articulate what you need in your supplier program to inform selection of third party vendors, if desired.

    Registration for the Supplier Workshop is now closed.

    Member Pricing
    $799.00
    Non-member Pricing
    $1,299.00
  • Managing Allergens and Sanitation Workshop

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Allergen-related issues account for the majority of food recalls in the United States. Allergen and sanitation management measures are now codified requirements through updated Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and the role of GMPs, allergen and sanitation preventive controls in a FSMA compliant food safety plan.  This course distills the nuances of the new preventive controls regulation and successful, common industry practices to help you incorporate food allergen and sanitation controls into a FSMA compliant food safety plan.

    Why You Should Attend:

    • Build a FSMA-compliant sanitation and allergen control programs that maximize protection of allergen-sensitive consumers.
    • Learn the essential elements of an allergen and sanitation control program that fit into an FDA-compliant food safety plan.
    • Apply monitoring and verification activities, as appropriate, for your allergen-specific preventive control and/or sanitation program.
    • Identify changes to the new, updated requirements in Part 117 subparts B and C and how they may affect your firm.

    Click here to register for the Managing Allergens and Sanitation workshop!

    Member Pricing
    $799.00
    Non-member Pricing
    $1,299.00
  • Microbial Validation & Verification: Developing and Implementing a Robust Food Safety Plan Workshop

    May 25-26, 2016
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Heightened expectations of food safety control measures means companies have to evaluate their current practices ensuring they are scientifically supported.  In order to effectively design and implement a food safety plan you need to understand the requirements of the rule and how to translate them into your plan.  Our technical experts help industry establish best practices in these areas daily and interactions with different segments of the food industry as well as the research conducted in our laboratory directly feeds this timely curriculum.  In this workshop, our experts explore verification, focusing on microbial verification activities such as environmental monitoring and product testing and their role in the requirements of the new regulation.  Participants will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of validation and how to use or gather validation information by conducting scientific studies.  Dive with us into the technical details of designing and implementing these concepts into your own programs.

    Why You Should Attend:

    • Understand the requirements of the Preventive Controls for Human Food Regulations as they pertain to microbial validation and verification
    • Identify pertinent microbial hazards, in the context of current FDA priorities
    • Define the role of environmental and microbial product testing in the verification of food safety control measures
    • Define validation and the different elements of validation
    • Design and conduct validation (challenge) studies as well as in-plant validations

    Click here to register for the Microbial Validation and Verification workshop!

    Member Pricing
    $1,199.00
    Non-member Pricing
    $1,699.00

Contact Information

Registration:
Tonnetta Brown
Coordinator, Science Policy
(202) 637-4806