FSIS 2009 Small Plant Workshops

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has scheduled a series of meetings and workshops this spring to help small and very small food plants comply with federal rules. The information delivered at sites across the country will cover HACCP, E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, product recalls, developing food defense plans, and more. To register, call 1-800-336-3747.

Regulatory Education Sessions: E. coli O157:H7
Palmyra, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
10 a.m. - noon
North Londonderry Township Office Building, 655 East Ridge Road, Palmyra, PA 17078, 717-838-1373

Lexington, Ky., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
10 a.m. - noon
The Good Barn (University of Kentucky campus), 1451 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40546, 859-257-7550

How To Workshops: Controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry Plants
Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, 1-6 p.m.
Springdale, Ark., Monday, March 9, 2009, 1-6 p.m.
Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 19, 2009, 7 a.m. - noon
Charlottesville, Va., Monday, March 30, 2009, 1-6 p..m.

Developing Food Defense Plans
Atlanta, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
New York, N.Y., Monday, March 2, 2009, 7 a.m. - noon
Chicago, Ill., Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 1-6 p.m.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday, April 3, 2009, 1-6 p.m.

Effective Sanitation Practices
Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, 1-6 p.m.
Alameda, Calif., Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7 a.m. - noon
Dallas, Texas, Monday, March 16, 2009, 7 a.m. - noon
Denver, Colo., Friday, April 3, 2009, 1-6 p.m.

This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Occupational Health & Safety.

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