Food Safety Summit 2022 offering five pre-event courses for certifications

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Food Security Summit 2022 organizers have announced five pre-event courses that will be offered on Monday, May 9, 2022.

The 2022 Food Security Summit is scheduled for May 10-12 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, IL.

The annual event brings together over 1,000 attendees from industry, government and academia to discuss the current state of food safety and its future.

The summit includes certification courses, a stream of trade shows with academic, government, and industry organizations represented, and dozens of educational sessions.

Courses offered include HACCP Training, IA Course on Conducting Vulnerability Assessments, Environmental Sampling for Retail Establishments, Food Fraud Prevention, and Certified Professionals Exam Course – Security food (CP-FS).

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“We thank our partners NEHA, FSPCA, AFDO, the International HACCP Alliance and the Food Fraud Prevention Think Tank for facilitating these courses to give our attendees access to the important training they need,” said Scott Wolters, Chief Events Officer, BNP Media, event producers. “We are excited to be able to once again offer these live courses at the Food Safety Summit May 10-12 and provide food safety professionals with timely training, industry-leading product sourcing and events. exciting networking opportunities.”

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Pre-Summit courses offered:

  • Certified Professional – Food Safety Credential Exam Course (CP-FS) – This course was developed by industry experts from across the country to provide participants with an examination of the knowledge and skills needed to pass the CP-FS credential exam. It also provides a solid overview of food safety standards and practices. This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to ensure food safety in any retail environment – as a quality assurance or quality control manager, facility manager, chemical supplier of food quality or as a regulatory inspector/investigator. This review course is presented by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).
  • Environmental Sampling for Retail Food Establishment Outbreaks – In this hands-on, one-day course, participants will learn how environmental sampling supports activities such as environmental assessment and foodborne outbreak investigations. Learning objectives include recognition of environmental pathogen niches in retail food establishments via hygienic zoning concepts; demonstrate proper aseptic donning and sampling techniques through hands-on activities with sampling tools on actual retail food establishment equipment; and learn, practice, and demonstrate environmental sampling concepts that illustrate the route of transmission of disease from the environment to those who have become ill and ultimately advance prevention. Certificate issued by the Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO).
  • Food Fraud Prevention Workshop and Certificate Course – Food fraud prevention is one of the most pressing and misunderstood topics in the food industry. This workshop begins with an overview of the problem of food fraud before quickly moving on from “how to spot food fraud” to “how to stop food fraud from happening in the first place”. Based on this overview, the afternoon will move on to completing the Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment. This assessment is a requirement for food safety certifications such as BRC, FSSC22000, IFS, SQF and others. These standards are based on the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard. The workshop ends with a focus on the food fraud prevention strategy and the full implementation of a management system. Certificate provided by the Food Fraud Prevention Think Tank.
  • HACCP Training – This 20-hour course delivered over 2.5 days covers the information needed to write a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan as required by the USDA for products to be FSIS-regulated meat, poultry, or egg-based or for those producing food under GFSI-format third-party audits requiring a HACCP-certified person to oversee their food safety plan. Participants will gain information for creating, implementing and documenting a HACCP program. Certificate provided by the International HACCP Alliance.
  • The IA course on Conducting Vulnerability Assessments (IA VA) will focus on the information and skills needed to perform a vulnerability assessment that takes into account the three fundamental elements described in the IA rule. The course included hands-on exercise sessions to provide immediate use of the lecture material as participants work through model food defense exercises. Group discussions in the course provide the opportunity to exchange “best practice” tips on successfully implementing and maintaining food defense plans during daily production. A written exam at the end of the course provides an assessment of participants’ understanding. Successful completion of the end-of-course quiz is required for certification, presented by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA).

Pre-Summit courses include breakfast, lunch and breaks, books/training materials and certificate. Registration for the multi-day course includes access to the Food Security Summit training sessions, exhibit hall, and networking features outside of class hours.

The 2022 Summit program will feature a wide range of topics impacting industry professionals, including supply chain management, diversity and inclusion, virtual audit, inspection process, food insecurity, challenge studies, risk assessment, and much more.

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