Silliker Inc. offers a new 2013 Food Safety Training program, which includes a range of educational offerings for the food and petfood industries.
Online curriculum courses are offered via SISTEM Express Powered by Silliker, in partnership with Alchemy Systems, designed to help processsors meet Global Food Safety Initiative and other industry-specific compliance requirements. Training modules include: Food Safety for Food Manufacturers, Life Skills, Restaurants, Food Service and Restaurants, and Animal Welfare. Multimedia training is also offered via downloadable training programs on Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP.
Additionally, a range of public short courses are offered, including: Practical HACCP for Food Processors, Internal Auditing in a Food Plant, Crisis Management and Food Defense, Effective Environmental Monitoring and Aseptic Techniques, Sensory and Laboratory Shelf-life Studies for Food Products, and more. Silliker specialists can also customize programs for specific food safety needs and provide on-site training.
A pdf training catalog may be requested online.
The new US food safety legislation will also affect regulation of petfood
Safe, nutritious, tasty petfood requires careful handling and processing of raw meat ingredients
Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
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