Build Your Food Safety Plan: Deep Dive and Coaching

Wednesday, July 25
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Space is limited! Sign up via the Conference registration process.


Got a Food Safety Plan?

A) Yes, but would like to have it reviewed
B) Working on it, could use some pointers
C) Dazed and confused, need help getting direction

Good news—regardless of your answer, this workshop is for you! Whether you already have, are currently developing, or are just preparing to create, a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-compliant, preventive control (PC)-based, food safety plan for your facility, this full-day workshop will get you across the finish line. All just in time for FSMA’s impending September deadlines.

The workshop is structured to provide an overview of the basic concepts of the food safety plan: preliminary documentation, hazard analysis, and preventive controls (process, allergen, sanitation, and supply chain). Experts will provide one-on-one coaching to help you develop the necessary documentation for each of those areas. The coaches all have Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI) experience, and are on hand to answer questions and to help you deep dive into your food safety plan. Templates (digital and paper) will be provided to facilitate plan development, but attendees are strongly encouraged to bring along their current or in-progress plans.

This course is offered at the deeply discounted rate of $49 through subsidization by a United States Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) grant. It is based on two-day session developed by Cornell University in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, North Carolina State University, and the Innovation Center for US Dairy. The unsubsidized version of the course costs over $600. The class is limited to 50 participants to ensure that coaches can work directly with producers.