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State Training Team Course Schedule - Milk

State Training FY11 Classroom Schedule & Registration Contacts

 

 

MILK

 

FD371  Milk Pasteurization Controls and Tests                                                   

FD372  Milk Plant Sanitation and Inspection                                                      

FD373  State Milk Laboratory Evaluation Officers Workshop (LEO)                                 

FD374  Laboratory Examination of Dairy Products                                              

FD375  Dairy Farm Sanitation and Inspection    

FD376  NCIMS Dairy HACCP

FD577  Special Problems in Milk Protection                                                      

FD578  Advanced Milk Processing

 

 

 

FD371   Milk Pasteurization Controls and Tests

             

Course Description:  This course is about the various types of thermal processing systems used in the Grade A Milk program.  The course covers basic through highly advanced systems and the necessary public health controls for each system.  The course is designed primarily for those who regulate the process.  Lectures, demonstrations, PowerPoint presentations, case studies, and student presentations are used to develop the understanding and skills necessary to evaluate basic and complex pasteurization systems.  Participants using pasteurizer controllers and instrumentation and perform hands-on practical sessions.  When possible, a processing plant field trip is integrated into the training to demonstrate product flows and equipment testing.

 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Describe the function and installation requirements for each component used in modern pasteurization systems as stipulated in the course manual (Milk Pasteurization Controls and Tests) and the current edition of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.

·         Perform (in accordance with the course manual and Appendix I of the PMO), all the tests required for the various types of milk pasteurization systems.

·         Trace the product flow of pasteurization systems, using practical exercises such as case studies, and in-plant system evaluations, and be able to list and describe the controls required for each component

 

Target Audience:  Federal, state and local regulators conducting milk plant inspections and testing pasteurization systems.

 

Prerequisite: Attendance at FD372, Milk Plant Sanitation and Inspection is recommended but not required

 

CEU Credits:  2.9

 

Course Duration:  4-5 days

 

Enrollment is limited to 40

 

Dates                            Location                       Registration Contact                             FDA/ORA Trainer

 

02/28-03/04                   San Juan, PR               James Reyes                                           Will Bet-Sayad

                                                                        787-274-7813                                             301-796-4523

                                                                        Jreyes@salud.gov.pr                                Will.Bet-Sayad@fda.hhs.gov

 

03/21-25/11                   Bloomington, IL          Steve Devincenzo                                    Trainer TBD

                                                                        217-785-2429                            

                                                                        Steve.Divincenzo@Illinois.gov  

 

 

 

 

FD372   Milk Plant Sanitation and Inspection

 

Course Description: This course was developed to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and inspect the sanitary status of milk plants, using the current applicable sections of the current edition of the Pasteurization Milk Ordinance, 3A Sanitary Standards, and other applicable guidelines.  Classroom discussions, exercises, audiovisuals and milk plant field trips help provide the participant with the following topic information: inspection techniques, equipment and process control, identifying chemical, biological and physical hazards, current quality assurance concepts and milk processing sanitary procedures.

 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Identify sanitation/public health violations in a milk processing plant and debit them under the correct PMO item using the current edition of the Milk Plant Inspection Form.

·         List and effectively explain the public health reason and administrative requirement for each “P” item listed under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance relative to milk processing plant requirements.

 

Target Audience: Federal, state and local regulators conducting milk plant inspections

 

Prerequisite: N/A

 


CEU Credits:  2.7

Course Duration: 4 ½  days

Enrollment is limited to 40


 

Dates                Location                                 Registration Contact                     FDA/ORA Trainer

12/06-10/10       Portland, OR                             Jim Postlewait                                Will Bet-Sayad

                                                                        503-986-4720                                 301-796-4523

                                                                        jpostlewait@oda.state.or.us            Will.Bet-Sayad@fda.hhs.gov

 

                                                                       

                                                                       

 

 

FD373   State Milk Laboratory Evaluation Officers Workshop (LEO)

 

Course Description: This course is designed for established and prospective State Laboratory Evaluation Officers (LEO) who will be auditing Grade A milk laboratories for accreditation under the criteria established by the national Conference of Interstate Milk Shippers (NCIMS) and specified in the Evaluation of Milk Laboratories (EML) manual. This course covers the accreditation requirements for the FDA/NCIMS Grade A Milk Laboratory Program. Information covered includes a review of FDA 2400 laboratory evaluation form, background information on the program, practical application information for auditing laboratories, and program changes. Classes include lectures, presentations, and class participation exercises.

 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Recognize the procedures that are necessary to conduct efficient and meaningful laboratory audits.

·         Recognize appropriate audit principles necessary to assess compliance with the NCIMS Milk Laboratory Program requirements.

·         Identify their responsibilities as State Milk LEO and the responsibilities of others participating in the NCIMS Milk Laboratory program.

·         Recall updates on significant changes that have occurred in the NCIMS Milk Laboratory Program.

 

Target Audience: State laboratory evaluation officers or candidates who will be responsible for auditing and accrediting milk laboratories, certified industry supervisors (CIS) and analysts under the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shippers (NCIMS) Grade A Milk Laboratory Program.

 

Prerequisite: Course FD374 (formerly STT 300) “Laboratory Examination of Dairy Products” or equivalent experience in the examination of dairy products.

 


CEU Credits: 2.3

 

Course Duration: 4 days

 

Enrollment is limited to 30


Dates                            Location                                               Registration Contact & FDA/ORA Trainer

04/11-15/11                   New Orleans, LA                                    Thomas E. Graham, Ph.D

                                                                                                708-728-4114

                                                                                                Thomas.Graham@fda.hhs.gov 

 

 

 

 

 

FD374   Laboratory Examination of Dairy Products

 

Course Description: This course is designed for technicians responsible for the microbiological examination of dairy products.  Emphasis is given to those laboratory procedures that support the current “Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.”

 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Analyze official samples of milk for all required microbiological and chemical tests in accordance with the current edition of the Standard Methods for Evaluation of Dairy Products

·         Perform analysis of milk and milk products, be able to correctly interpret the data and correctly record the results on the required applicable forms, and

·         Employ standardized laboratory techniques in laboratory analysis to insure uniformity both within and between other official laboratories

 

Target Audience: Federal, state and local microbiological analysts conducting laboratory examinations of dairy products

 

Prerequisite: The participant should be currently employed as an analyst within an official laboratory or within an officially designated laboratory as defined in the current edition of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance with the responsibility of analyzing milk samples for official purposes as required under the National Conference for Interstate Milk Shippers guidelines.

 


CEU Credits:  2.0

 

Course Duration: 4 days

 

Enrollment is limited to 20


 

Dates                Location                                             Registration Contact &FDA/ORA Trainer

03/14-18/11       Albuquerque, NM                                  Thomas E. Graham, Ph.D

                                                                                    708-728-4114

                                                                                    Thomas.Graham@fda.hhs.gov

                                                                                                             

 

 

FD375   Dairy Farm Sanitation and Inspection

 

Course Description:   This course is intended for those regulators who inspect Grade A Dairy Farms under the NCIMS program.  The course covers all Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and Code sanitation/inspection requirements for Grade A operations.  Training modules include classroom discussion, exercises and dairy farm field trips emphasizing the sanitary requirements, inspection guidelines and methods to effectively evaluate compliance with current Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance requirements

 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Demonstrate through practical classroom and field trip exercises, an acceptable level of inspection competence and compliance with the dairy farm requirements as provided in the appropriate items or the current edition of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and identify the violations on the current Dairy Farm Inspection Form.

·         Demonstrate through written examination and class exercises an acceptable level of confidence in determining compliance with the current regulations and guidelines relative to the storage and use of animal drugs

·         Evaluate individual water supply systems on dairy farms and determine compliance with the ordinance and EPA regulations

 

Target Audience: Federal, state and local regulators conducting dairy farm inspections

 

Prerequisite: Participants should have at least one year of dairy farm inspection experience.

 


CEU Credits:  2.8

 

Course Duration: 4 ½ days

 

Enrollment is limited to 40


Dates                Location                     Registration Contact                             FDA/ORA Trainer         

10/18-22/10       Reynoldsburg, OH         Roger Tedrick                                        Jonathan Gardner

                                                            614-644-1907                                         301-796-4526

                                                            Tedrick@agri.ohio.gov                           Jonathan.Gardner@fda.hhs.gov

 

 

 

FD376   NCIMS Dairy HACCP

 

Course Description: This course is for those regulators whose state agency desires to list Grade A Milk plants on the IMS list under the optional HACCP listing.  It covers the listing process and includes basic HACCCP principles with a dairy processing element.  Lectures, PowerPoint presentations, case studies, and student presentations are used to develop the understanding and skills necessary to audit an NCIMS HACCP system with a level of certainty that protects public health as adequately as the traditional inspection/rating/listing system. 

 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants (industry, state regulatory personnel (SRP), state rating officers (SRO) and FDA Regional Milk Specialists (RMS)) will be able to will be able to:

269              Demonstrate knowledge of the seven principles of HACCP and the major requirements of Appendix K – HACCP Program of the Grade “A” Pasteurization Milk Ordinance (PMO)

270              Through the application of audit observations, document that the HACCP system is in compliance or non- compliance with the requirements of the NCIMS Dairy HACCP program using root cause analysis techniques.

271              Evaluate the compliance of a NCIMS Milk plant HACCP system to include an evaluation of the completeness and accuracy of milk plant HACCP system and the associated records used to document product flow diagrams, product  hazard analyses, prerequisite programs, (including implementation records and follow up) HACCP plans and other NCIMS requirements.

 

Milk Plant Industry Representatives:

Will be able demonstrate their ability to write an effective and comprehensive root cause analysis and corrective action plan.

 

State Regulatory agency representatives:

Will be able to evaluate records, “mock” regulatory audit observations, and be able to successfully complete the current version of the MILK PLANT HACCP SYSTEM AUDIT REPORT and develop corrective action time lines for HACCP system deficiencies.

 

State Milk Sanitation Rating Officers and FDA Milk Specialists (SRD’s and RMS’s):

Will be able to evaluate records, “mock” regulatory observations and successfully complete the MILK PLANT HACCP SYSTEM AUDIT REPORT and the NCIMS HACCP SYSTEM REGULATORY AGENCY REVIEW REPORT

 

Target Audience: Federal and state regulators and industry participants in the NCIMS Dairy HACCP program.  All federal, state regulatory personnel and industry participants in the NCIMS Dairy HACCP program are required to attend this course.  FDA milk specialist and state rating officers cannot be certified for HACCP listings until they have successfully completed this course.

 

Prerequisite: All attendees are expected to have participated in a HACCP training offered by industry, ORA U web based programs, or educational groups with dairy manufacturing emphasis. SRP, SRO and RMS shall have met the requirements for holding their current regulatory positions.

 


CEU Credits:  Pending

 

Course Duration: 4 days

 

Enrollment Limited to 40


Dates                            Location           Registration Contact                 FDA/ORA Trainer

 

No Course Scheduled

 

 

FD577   Special Problems in Milk Protection

 

Course Description: Regulatory specialists, industry representatives, dairy consultants, and other authorities comprise the workshop instructional staff.  This course meets the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments criteria for State Milk Rating Officers certification.  Course content is advanced and is designed to meet specific needs of the State Milk Rating Officers.  Previous workshops have included the following topics: aseptic systems, dry milk processing technology and standards, computerized systems, process engineering, milk laboratory issues, HACCP, NCIMS ratings issues and conference changes

 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         List and explain the current requirements and conference changes relative to conducting both state and federal ratings of NCIMS listed Grade A milk supplies

·         Demonstrate acceptable methods for collecting the field and administrative information and be able to accurately calculate Grade “A” Milk Sanitation and Enforcement Ratings using current NCIMS guidelines, including the “Procedures and Methods of Making Ratings of Grade A Milk Supplies”

 

Target Audience: State Milk Rating Officers conducting ratings of dairy farms and milk processing plants under National Conference of Milk Shippers guidelines and procedures

 

Prerequisite: Because of the advanced nature of the material presented during this course, only those individuals dealing directly with advanced dairy processing operations should attend.

 


 

CEU Credits: 2.3

 

Course Duration: 4 days

 

Enrollment is limited to 40


 

 

 

 

Dates                Location                       Registration Contact                             FDA/ORA Trainer

 

8/1-5/11            Harrisburg, Pa                Paul Hoge                                               Jonathan Gardner

                                                            724.443.1585                                           301-796-4526

phoge@state.pa.us                                 Jonathan.gardner@fda.hhs.gov

                                                                       

09/12-16/11      Rockford, IL          Steve Divincenzo                          George Dawson                     
                                                      217-785-2439                              301-529-5145
                                                      Steve.Divincenzo@illinois.gov           George.Dawson@fda.hhs.gov

 

 

                                                           

 

 

FD578   Advanced Milk Processing

 

Course Description: This course is designed for federal and state milk rating and regulatory personnel. The course content is generally “tailored” to meet the specific needs of the sponsoring state and region.  Key topics may include aseptic systems, ESL and HHST systems, computer controls, packaging and filling technology, and advanced CIP systems.

 

Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Evaluate compliance through classroom exercises or in-plant evaluations of advanced milk pasteurization/processing systems including but not limited to HHST, UP, and Aseptic Processing and Packaging systems.

·         Describe the controls necessary for both direct and indirect heating systems used in the pasteurization of milk products.

·         Describe the required tests applicable to advanced systems including direct and indirect heating systems.

·         Calculate minimum holding tube lengths using the tables provided in the current edition of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.

 

Target Audience:  Federal, state and local regulators conducing inspections in milk processing plants that are using advanced milk pasteurization processing systems.

 

Prerequisite:  Because of the advanced nature of the material presented during this course, only those individuals dealing directly with advanced dairy processing operations should attend.

 


CEU Credits: 2.5

Course Duration:  4 days

Enrollment is limited to 40


 

Dates                Location                       Registration Contact                 FDA/ORA Trainer

 

07/11-15/11       Vancouver, Washington      Lucy Severs                              Jonathan Gardner

                                                                 360-902-1876                            301-796-4526   

    Lsevers@agr.wa.gov                   Jonathan.gardner@fda.hhs.gov