We wanted to alert you to a training opportunity coordinated by TIPA, for TIPA Members, scheduled for Feb 7-8.


If you source product from growers or other companies as part of your operation, then this is an important training to help you become compliant with FDA’s new requirements under FSMA.

Supplier control and management by a “qualified individual” is an essential part of compliance with FDA’s new Preventive Control Rule for Human Food. The renewed focus on supplier control necessitates an intimate knowledge of supplier’s food safety system and their control of food safety hazards that effect products being produced. That’s where our newest educational offering comes in.

Merieux-Auditing-Course2Food companies are responsible for ensuring the safety of the raw materials they purchase. Through the hazard analysis, FDA expects companies to identify hazards in raw materials and then ensure suppliers control those hazards. Food companies are expanding their audit and assessment of supplier operations. This course will assist you in auditing both supplier facilities, and your own, and the food safety plans in place in those facilities. The Preventive Control Rule requires “qualified individuals” to with adequate experience and knowledge to perform supplier audits. This course will teach the tools and techniques required to perform a successful audit.

The course is schedule for Tuesday, Feb 7 & Weds Feb 8. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Seating will be limited to 30 attendees maximum. All previous courses have sold out, please register as soon as possible.