Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Join CCOF in Bakersfield, Stockton, or Salinas for a Two-Day Food Safety Training! 

With increasing demand for food safety plans from retailers and the final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations coming soon, now is a great time to start thinking about your food safety plan. Register for this training.

Food Safety Training for the Organic Grower or Handler

This course is designed for growers and handlers who are new to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Food Safety, staff members who need training in food safety, and organic professionals needing to update and improve their food safety program and/or documentation.

This two-day workshop will prepare you for the new GFSI-benchmarked food safety certification offered by CCOF. The training will utilize the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA standards and the Produce Safety Standard (PSS) for North American suppliers, i.e., the Harmonized Standards.

Participants will learn:
  • The key elements in a food safety plan
  • How to create the documents necessary for their operation’s food safety plan
  • How to successfully host a food safety audit
The course will include lecture, individualized instruction, sample food safety documents to use in your plan, and small group activities.

About the Instructor

Stephen Bird is an experienced organic and food safety auditor and consultant. He understands the specialized needs of organic growers and handlers.

Event Details

The same training will be offered in three different locations:
September 9-10, 2015
Bakersfield, CA 
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day

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October 15-16, 2015
Stockton, CA
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day
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November 9-10, 2015
Salinas, CA
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day
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Cost & Registration

Early Bird Cost: 
$550 single/$475 for 2 or more
Thereafter Cost:
$625 single/$520 for 2 or more


More Information

To learn more about this event, contact contact Tami Weiss(831) 423-2263, ext. 6282.