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SFPA Training Workshop

Valuable Information and Training for Plant Personnel

March 19-20, 2018
SFPA Members $150 individuals, 7 or more from same member, $125 each
Non-Members $175 per person

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Unique within the industry, SFPA University offers valuable training for plant operations personnel vital to a food processor’s success. Held in the spring each year at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, the one and a half-day workshop is famed for its quality for an affordable price.

The workshop is available to all interested companies nationwide, and at a discount to SFPA member companies.

Industry experts deliver the training in a classroom environment on topics ranging from: new FDA regulations and inspection procedures, to SQF practices, food and plant safety, to leadership and human resource skills.

 

Workshop Agenda

Time

 

Topic

Speaker

 

Monday,
March 20, 2017

11:00-12:00
p.m.

Registration

12:00-12:15
p.m.

Introductions
/ Announcements

12:15-1:45
p.m.

FDA
Update

Robert
Neligan, FDA

Consumer
Safety Officer

1:45-2:00
p.m.

Break

2:00-3:15
p.m.

FSMA/FSPRC

Dr. Doug Smith,
Clemson University

Extension Professor

3:15-3:30
p.m.

Break

3:30-5:00
p.m.

FNPS
Department Lab Tour

Dr.
Scott Whiteside, Clemson University

Professor

6:00
p.m.

Dinner

 

Tuesday,
March 21, 2017

8:00-9:15
a.m.

Employee
Training

Susan
Whitehead, Technical Specialist

SC
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP)

9:15-9:30
a.m.

Break

9:30-10:45
a.m.

Employee
Training (cont’)

Susan
Whitehead, SCMEP

10:45-12:00
p.m.

Business
Intelligence Basics

Craig
Jonkers, JS Walker & Co.

VP
Client Relationships/Principal Consultant

12:00-12:45
p.m.

Lunch

12:45-2:00
p.m.

How
to Apply FMEA and Other Tools to Solve Your Maintenance Problems

Kevin
Grayson, NC State University

Asst Director of Technology Management

2:00-2:15
p.m.

Break

2:15-3:15
p.m.

Food
Plant Microbiology

Dr.
Julie Northcutt, Clemson University

Professor

3:15-4:15
p.m.

4:15-4:30
p.m.

Food
Product Shelf Life Testing and Determination

Wrap-up
& Adjourn

Dr.
Ron Thomas, Clemson University

Professor