Agenda is subject to change. Please review our dress code.

Day 1

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Registration and Introductions
8:15 a.m. Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, FSMA and GFSI
How does the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act affect your facility? What new requirements must you meet to remain compliant with the regulations? How will the Global Food Safety Initiative audits affect your business? We will discuss these issues and more.
9:00 a.m. Prerequisite Programs for Warehouses and Distribution Centers
Learn what essential programs are needed to effectively manage the warehouse environment and reduce the risk of product safety issues.
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Organizing a Sanitation Program for Warehouses and Distribution Centers
Challenge your current sanitation program. Does it properly manage the risks you are up against in your warehouse? This session covers the key elements for the design and implementation of sanitation cleaning schedules and documented procedures.
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:15 p.m Pest Management Strategies for Warehouses and Distribution Centers
What should you know about basic pest management strategies to ensure your IPM program meets the needs of your facility? This session provides you with tools to measure the performance of your program.
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Receiving Programs
Understanding the risks associated with incoming materials is critical to maintain a safe, legal food storage facility. Knowing how to manage these risks allows you to develop appropriate policies and procedures to minimize the introduction of food safety issues.
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Inspecting and Auditing Warehouses and Distribution Centers
Conducting thorough detailed inspections is an acquired skill. How do you know where to focus your efforts and recognize issues when you come across them? Learn these techniques through discussion and application sessions.
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Food Defense Measures
Learn what makes a good Food Defense Program work for you. Understand the components and how to encourage employee participation.
10:45 a.m. Allergen Control Programs for Warehouses
Managing allergens throughout the supply chain is essential. Identify allergen concerns in warehouses and how to manage them. Reduce the potential for cross contamination and putting consumers at risk.
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:15 p.m. Virtual Self-Inspection and Problem Solving Workshop
Understanding the significance of issues identified during inspections is important. Participants work in groups to assess issues, define their significance and develop corrective action plans.
3:00 p.m. Presentation of Certificates and Adjourn

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

Learning objectives

  • Acknowledge the regulatory requirements for food storage and distribution and the impact of GFSI audits.
  • Develop and implement sanitation programs
  • Recognize basic pest issues and implement corrective action
  • Identify key vulnerabilities related to food defense in the warehouse facility
  • Design and implement receiving programs that cover key concerns
  • Design a storage program for allergens

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