Basic HACCP Training for Meat, Poultry, Catfish and other Food Processors

January 10-12, 2023


To help Meat, Poultry, and Catfish Processors comply with USDA's "Pathogen Reduction and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)" regulations, MSU's Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion is offering a basic HACCP training course.

This basic course is designed for individuals who must have successfully completed a course of instruction in the application of the seven HACCP principles in order to meet USDA requirements. This course includes development of a HACCP plan and record review for a specific product. Individuals who attend and participate in the course will receive a certificate of course completion. Course instructors are certified by the International HACCP Alliance and will follow the standardized training outline for the course. The regulation states that certain functions be conducted by a HACCP trained individual, however, this individual does not have to be an employee of your establishment. The individual could be a consultant you employ to carry out these functions.

While this course is designed to meet the needs of meat, poultry and catfish processors, the basic principles of this workshop are beneficial to all food processors.


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

1:00 pmRegistration
1:30 pmWelcome and Introductions
1:45 pmCourse Objectives
  • Overview USDA-FSIS Regulations
  • Prerequisite programs and HACCP preliminary steps
  • Hazards associated with meat, poultry, and catfish products
5:00 pmAdjourn

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

8:00 amClass Resumes
  • Conduct a hazard analysis
  • Identify critical control points
  • Establish critical limits
  • Establish monitoring procedures
  • Develop corrective actions
  • Establish effective record keeping procedures
5:00 pmAdjourn

Thursday, January 12, 2023

8:00 amClass Resumes
  • Establish verification procedures
  • Validation of HACCP plan
  • Where to go for help/available resources
  • Q&A Session
12:00 pmAdjourn

Location & Lodging

The training will be held at the Bost Conference Center on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, MS.

  • Comfort Suites - (662) 324-9595
  • Hampton Inn - (662) 324-1333
  • Hilton Garden Inn - (662) 615-9664
  • Holiday Inn Express - (662) 324-0076
  • LaQuinta Inn - (662) 270-4100
  • Courtyard by Marriott - (662) 338-3116
  • Microtel Inn - (662) 615-0700

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $175 per participant ($55 for college students) which includes course materials and breaks. Lunch will be on your own. A confirmation letter and directions to the Bost Conference Center will be emailed/mailed to you after receiving your registration form and payment. Deadline for registration is December 20, 2022.

  • Public - $175
  • Student - $55

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the training class, you may designate a substitute at any time. Registration fee will be refunded if cancellation is made in writing and received by December 20, 2022. Unforeseen circumstances may require the university to cancel a program. In the event of a program cancellation, the university will refund all paid registration fees.

For more information please contact:

Courtney Crist - (662) 325-3200


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