By CAROL RYAN DUMAS
The University of Idaho's School of Food Science and TechHelp will host two training sessions on food safety and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) in May.
A practical food safety and HACCP workshop will be held in Twin Falls May 7-9 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1741 Harrison St. N., beginning at 8 a.m. each day. A seafood HACCP training will be held in Boise May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Idaho Water Center, 322 East Front St., room CL 156.
The workshop in Twin Falls is designed for people responsible for implementing and managing a HACCP system in a food-manufacturing facility.
Day one will cover prerequisite food-safety programs. The final two days will focus on how to develop a HACCP plan and how to implement a HACCP system.
Cost is $575 with a discount for two or more people from the same company.
The session in Boise will cover FDA seafood HACCP regulations, safety hazards, prerequisite programs and preliminary steps, HACCP principles, the national seafood HACCP Alliance training manual, and development of HACCP plans. Participants need to have completed the basic seafood HACCP online training, an Internet segment-one course at http://seafoodhaccp.cornell.edu .
The fee is $175 per person and must be received by May 10.
The registration fees cover all materials, refreshments, lunch, and a certificate of completion. Those interested can register for either or both of the sessions online at www.techhelp.org or by contacting Paula Peterman at (208) 364-6188.
For technical information, call Jeff Kronenberg at (208) 364-4937.