Written by The Business Journal Staff
College of Sequoias Training Resource Center is offering two training classes focusing on safe food handling for industry professionals.
The course, Preventive Controls for Human Foods, is intended to ensure safe manufacturing, processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the U.S.
The first class will be held on October 25-27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The second session, scheduled for November 7-17, will take place Monday through Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Both classes, which focus on the Federal Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), will be held at the COS Tulare Center, located at 4999 E Bardsley Ave. in Tulare.
Signed into law in 2011, the FSMA was created to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. It enables the FDA to focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting to problems after they occur.
FSMA compliance dates for some businesses begin in September 2016.
The training will enable Tulare County food manufacturers and industry professionals to fulfill the FSMA requirement for PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals).
The cost of the training is $699 per person (early registration) and includes textbooks, certificate fee, lunch and refreshments.
Register through COS Training Resource Center Website (cos.edu/trainingcenter) or call 559.688.3130.