FDA food safety certification training June 26–28

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-recognized food safety certification workshop beginning June 26, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., at the UMaine Extension office in Bangor. The 20-hour workshop continues 8 a.m.–5 p.m. June 27 and 8 a.m–noon June 28.

Workshop topics include how to create an FDA-compliant food safety plan, how to conduct a hazard analysis, and guidelines for creating effective monitoring programs with corrective actions and required documentation. Participants who complete the training will be certified as a preventive controls qualified individual according to the FDA preventive controls regulations.

The fee is $250 for Maine businesses, $500 for out-of-state businesses, and includes meals and all training materials. Register online by June 19. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Theresa Tilton, 207.942.7396, theresa.tilton@maine.edu. More information is available on the program website.