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FOOD SAFETY COURSE FOR DAIRY PROCESSORS

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension will offer the “Preventive Controls for Human Food: Dairy Foods Processing” short course, Oct. 25-27, at the Erickson Food Science Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. This course is designed for people in the dairy processing industry who need preventive controls qualified individual, or PCQI, training. This three-day course follows the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance curriculum for PCQI training on developing, implementing and maintaining a food safety plan. The course includes additional lectures on dairy hazards and the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance appendices K and T. The course will employ dairy foods teaching models during breakout sessions when participants will work on developing different elements of a food safety plan. Attendees may work on their own plans during breakout sessions with the approval of their company and the instructor. Participants will receive a PCQI certificate from the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance following the successful completion of the course. Agenda, travel information and online registration are available on the Preventive Controls for Human Food – Dairy Food Processing website.