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

Day 1

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Registration and Introduction
8:15 a.m. Introduction to US Food Regulations, History, and Future
A review of the US GMPs, their history and how they impact the industry today
9:15 a.m. Prerequisite Programs for an Integrated Quality System
This section discusses the essential prerequisite programs expected to be implemented and their benefit as part of an Integrated Quality System
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Developing a Sanitation Program
A review of the elements of a sanitation program and how to manage the program after the implementation
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:15 p.m. Pest Management Strategies
An examination of the common pest issues and possible solutions for insect, rodent and bird control 
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Pest Management Strategies (cont.)
3:30 p.m. Developing a Self-Inspection/Audit Program
This section covers the objectives and protocols related to inspections and audits of the facility using practical examples to determine when inspection findings require an audit of the programs designed to manage the issues
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Good Manufacturing Practices, Part 110.10 Personnel Practices
A review of the personnel practices section of the cGMPs and expectations of the packaging industry


9:00 a.m. Food Defense Programs
This program offers a review of the current expectations and approaches to meet these expectations
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. AIB Consolidated Standards for Packaging Manufacturing Facilities
This section provides a review of the standards and their application in the packaging manufacturing industry
11:30 a.m. Virtual Inspection / Audit Workshop
Participants work in groups to assess situations and determine appropriate corrective action plans to provide short and long term solutions to the events/situations presented
12:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:00 p.m. Workshop (Cont.)
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

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

Learning objectives

  • Identify the regulatory requirements a facility must work under and develop programs needed for compliance.
  • Identify key prerequisite programs necessary to produce safe, legal, quality products.
  • Develop a master cleaning schedule and required documented procedure to successfully maintain a clean manufacturing environment.
  • Identify key pests likely to be encountered in a packaging manufacturing facility and the correct control strategies to limit their impact in the facility.
  • Recognize food defense issues at the facility and complete an assessment of these risks.
  • Conduct situational analysis applying the knowledge acquired during this course to actual situations and find solutions.

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