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

October 20-22, 2020

Please contact Dr. Courtney Crist for registration.


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 proces-sors, the basic principles of this workshop are beneficial to all food processors.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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, October 21, 2020

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, October 22, 2020

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


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

Registration Fee

  • Public - $175
  • Student - $55

For more information please contact:

Courtney Crist - (662) 325-3200


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