Course offers preventive controls for human food

Registration is open for the preventive controls for human foods class scheduled for April 12-14 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in Kodiak.

The court covers safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States.

The current good manufacturing practice, hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food regulation requires that certain activities be completed by a preventive controls qualified individual who has successfully completed training in development and application of risk-based preventive controls.

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance developed the court, which is the standardized curriculum recognized by the federal Food and Drug Administration. Successful completion of this course is one way to meet requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual, according to Alaska Sea Grant.

Chris Sannito and Brian Himelbloom will be the instructors for the course.  The $600 registration fee includes materials and an AFDO certificate. Contact Sannito at csannito@alaska.edu or 1-907-486-1535 for further information.