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Food Plant Inspection Techniques

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Take a preventive approach to food safety!

Verify your facility's programs meet regulatory and customer requirements by examining on-floor food safety practices. Learn what makes exceptional inspectors stand out. Discover the best kept secrets from AIB's experienced professionals and start finding issues that often lurk beneath the surface. Take your experience to the next level by enrolling in this seminar and its companion course - Internal Auditing Techniques.

After this seminar you’ll know how to:

  • Inspect a food plant to identify food safety issues
  • Develop corrective action reports to deal with discrepancies noted during inspections
  • Help other inspection team members sharpen their skills by demonstrating inspection principles

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive 1.3 continuing education units.

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
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

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Cancellation Information

This seminar is not being offered at a public location this year, but is available at any time for plants interested in private training.

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