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Day 1

Time Activity
8:00 a.m.

Introduction to Food Plant Inspections
What critical role does the inspection have in maintaining a safe environment for the production of food products? Do you understand Section 402(a)(4) of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and its implications?

9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Inspection Fundamentals
Review the inspection process from the perspective of self-inspection and customer inspection, the I.C.E. Concept application for problem solving, criteria and norms for inspections, and the preparations required.
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:00 p.m. Conducting a Food Plant Inspection
Many people say they do inspections, but in reality they simply conduct a brief overview of their facility. A true inspection is "an intensive physical activity". Just how deep do you have to look to find the issues? Let us help you understand when, why and how.
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.

Conducting a Food Plant Inspection (Cont.)

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2

Time Activity
8:00 a.m.

Documenting Findings and Making Data Work for You
One of the weakest areas of the inspection process is how to convey your findings in a way that encourages corrective action. Effective reporting and corrective action suggestions have to be placed in the right context for action.

10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Corrective Action Workshop
Using actual situations and the observations provided, attendees work in teams to find solutions to the problems presented to them. This group effort demonstrates how a collection of ideas often leads to a better solution.
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:00 p.m. Corrective Action Workshop (Cont.)
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

Successful completion of this course earns the participant a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Units.

Learning objectives

  • Conduct an inspection to identify food safety issues in a food plant.
  • Develop corrective action reports to deal with discrepancies noted during inspections.
  • Provide guidance to other inspection team members through demonstration of inspection principles to sharpen their skills.

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