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

March 12-14, 2024


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, March 12, 2024

Time Activity
1:00 pm Registration
1:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
1:45 pm Course Objectives
  • Overview USDA-FSIS Regulations
  • Prerequisite programs and HACCP preliminary steps
  • Hazards associated with meat, poultry, and catfish products
5:00 pm Adjourn

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Time Activity
8:00 am Class 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 pm Adjourn

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Time Activity
8:00 am Class Resumes
  • Establish verification procedures
  • Validation of HACCP plan
  • Where to go for help/available resources
  • Q&A Session
12:00 pm Adjourn

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

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $300 per participant ($75 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 March 4, 2024.

  • Public - $300
  • Student - $75

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 March 4, 2024. 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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