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June 7, 2017
by Canadian Packaging staff

HACCP I: Prerequisite Programs
July 10-11, 2017
Guelph, Ont.
A HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) prerequisite program is the foundation for a comprehensive food quality system and provides the building blocks for HACCP plan development. In order for your HACCP system to be successful, HACCP prerequisite programs must be developed and implemented. Prerequisite programs are written to control operational and environmental conditions within the facility to ensure the production of safe food.

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Categorize hazards associated with food production;
  • Implement industry best practices for Good Manufacturing Practices;
  • List components of HACCP prerequisite programs;
  • Begin building your HACCP prerequisite programs;
  • Document your HACCP prerequisite programs.

To register, click HERE.

HACCP II: Developing Your HACCP Plan
July 12-13, 2017
Guelph, Ont.
The HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system, comprised of the HACCP prerequisite programs, the HACCP plan and reassessment, is a preventative approach to food safety. Establishing control of identified hazards at critical control points during manufacture ensures safe production of food. The development of a HACCP plan requires a comprehensive review of the product line in order to complete a hazard analysis, determine critical control points, set critical and operating limits, and establish procedures for monitoring and deviation with accurate validation and verification processes and record keeping.

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Discuss food safety, food quality, global food safety standards and prerequisite programs as building blocks for HACCP;
  • Apply the Codex 12 steps to HACCP to develop and maintain your HACCP plans;
  • Differentiate between physical, chemical and biological hazards;
  • Conduct a hazard analysis and utilize the HACCP decision tree to identify critical control points.

To register, click HERE.

Implementing SQF Systems (Edition 8)
July 4-5, 2017, Guelph Ont.
August 15-16, 2017, Vancouver BC
The SQF Code is a HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)-based food safety and quality management system that applies to all sectors of the food industry, from primary production to distribution. SQF certification provides assurance that food safety plans have been implemented in agreement with HACCP and relevant regulatory requirements and have proven effective to manage food safety. Understand the requirements of the SQF Code including system elements, implementation, rating system and audit scoring in this comprehensive two-day workshop.

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the updates to the SQF Code, from Edition 7.2 to Edition 8, food sector categories and corresponding modules;
  • Describe SQF system elements;
  • Implement and maintain SQF systems;
  • Develop, validate and verify your food safety plans and SQF system;
  • Prepare for SQF certification;
  • Understand requirements for SQF practitioners and SQF consultants.

To register for the Guelph or Vancouver course, click HERE.


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