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  • FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course (June 2017)


    June 7 - 9, 2017.  8:00 am - 5:00 pm.


    St. Clair County Administration Building 200 Grand River, Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060


    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires every processing facility falling under the regulation to have at least one "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual" to help develop and implement the required Food Safety Plan. The Food Safety and Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) has developed this 3-day course which is recognized by FDA. Individuals completing the course will have covered the material needed to meet the requirements. The course will be taught by the MSU HACCP team and supervised by instructors that have completed the FSPCA Lead instructor training.  Concepts covered in the course include:

    • The basics of the Food Safety Plan using preventive controls
    • Good Manufacturing Practices and Other Prerequisite Programs
    • Biological, Chemical, Physical & Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazards
    • Hazard Analysis Determination
    • Process, Allergen, Sanitation, and Supply-chain Preventive Controls
    • Verification and Validation Procedures
    • Record-keeping Procedures
    • Recall plan
    • Resources for Preparing Food Safety Plans

    Space is limited to 25 participants. Cost: $600 per person or $550 per person for two or more people attending from the same organization.

  • Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program


    Applicants attend classes in their county.


    The Michigan Master Gardener Program is a horticulture education and volunteer leader training program offered by MSU Extension. It provides home gardening information to Michigan citizens through a network of trained volunteers. An interest in plants, a personal commitment to volunteerism, and an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others are the only prerequisites. Applicants attend classes in their county, learning basic horticultural principles and environmentally sound gardening practices. They then provide volunteer leadership and service to their community through a variety of gardening-related activities. The program objectives are to provide instruction in basic horticultural science to motivated active gardeners and to provide MSU Extension with trained volunteers who will provide timely, accurate information to the public in the rapidly expanding area of home horticulture.

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