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State Training Team Schedule - Shellfish

State Training FY11 Classroom Schedule & Registration Contacts

 

 

SHELLFISH

 

            FD240  Shellfish Plant Sanitation (formerly FD140)

FD241  Shellfish State Standardization                                                              

FD242  Sanitary Surveys of Shellfish Growing Areas

FD247  Seafood HACCP Train-the-Trainer(under development 5/2010)

 

 

 

FD240 Shellfish Plant Sanitation

 

Course Description:  This course is designed for state and local program personnel conducting shellfish sanitation inspections.  The course covers the public health aspects of shellfish plant inspections.  Specific topics covered in the course include the introduction to the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP), shellfish biology, plant premises, plant interior, water supply, plumbing, cross-connections, equipment and utensils, non-food contact surfaces, and records.  This course is a perquisite to FD241, Shellfish State Standardization Officer.

 

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

·         Apply consistent interpretation and application of the NSSP requirements

·         List and discuss the basic equipment used in a processing plant

·         Recognize and determine the various biological entities or function of shellfish biology applicable to sanitation and associated public health

 

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

 

Prerequisite:  N/A

 


CEU Credits:  2.0

 

Course Duration:  3 days

 

Enrollment limited to 40


Dates                            Location                      Registration Contact                            FDA/ORA Trainer

 

 

 

    

FD241   Shellfish State Standardization

 

Course Description: This is the final course in the series required for qualification as a State Shellfish Standardization Officer under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.  The course teaches the uniform application requirements of the NSSP Model Ordinance, and helps prepare the candidate for the field component of the standardization process.  There is a brief review of HACCP principles as applied to shellfish processing plants; discussion of model sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs) and associated records; explanation of the requirements of the Model Ordinance from the requirements; and methods and forms for the review of the required records.  Inspection and recording techniques are discussed. Individuals seeking certification are required to pass a final exam with a minimum score of 70%.  Certification as a State Standardization Officer is dependent upon satisfactory completion of this course and the field component of the standardization process.  The field standardization component is not part of this course.

 

Methods of instruction used include course manuals, supplementary handouts, case examples, question/answer and discussion sessions, lecture, and audio-visual aids.

 

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

·         Apply the HACCP Principles to the NSSP requirements

·         Identify the sanitation requirements

·         Identify additional Model Ordinance requirements

 

Target Audience: Regulators who are seeking qualification as State Shellfish Standardization Officers under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.

 

Prerequisite:

·         FD240 Basic Shellfish Plant Sanitation

·         FD248 Seafood HACCP Alliance Training (See AFDO’s website for information on course locations and registration http://www.afdo.org/afdo/HACCP/seafood.cfm )

·         FD249 Conducting Seafood Inspections

 


CEU Credits: 1.9

Course Duration: 3 days

Enrollment is limited to 40


Dates             Location                       Registration Contact                FDA/ORA Trainer

 

11/2-4/10         Battle Creek, MI            Will Bet-Sayad                            Will Bet-Sayad  

                                                          301-796-452                                301-796-452

                                                          Will.Bet-Sayad@fda.hhs.gov        Will.Bet-Sayad@fda.hhs.gov 

 

 

FD242   Sanitary Surveys of Shellfish Growing Areas

 

 

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to teach applied methods of shoreline survey requirements and familiarize participants with the sanitation concepts for shellfish growing and harvest areas.  Methods of instruction include workshops, problem solving, case examples, and discussions.  The specific subject matter will vary based on local needs.  Examples of topics include: NSSP basic concepts and requirements, sanitary practices for commercial shellfish harvesters, biology of shellfish as related to public health, shellfish pollution, sampling, reporting, and record keeping requirements. 

 

Note: Participants need to bring a scientific calculator to be able to fully participate and take the final examination.

 

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

·         Apply methods of shoreline survey requirements and concepts

·         Identify the basic concepts of sanitation for shellfish growing and harvest areas

·         Identify the diseases associated with shellfish consumption and biology

 

Target Audience: Federal, state, and local regulators conducting sanitary surveys of shellfish growing areas.

 

Prerequisite: N/A

 

CEU Credits: 1.7                       Course Duration: 3 days                       Enrollment is limited to 40

 

Dates           Location                 Registration Contact                          FDA/ORA Trainer

 

TBD              TBD                        Will Bet-Sayad                                     Will Bet-Sayad  

                                                   301-796-452                                         301-796-452

                                                   Will.Bet-Sayad@fda.hhs.gov                  Will.Bet-Sayad@fda.hhs.gov

 

 

FD247  Seafood HACCP Train-the-Trainer (under development May 2010)

 

Course Description:

 

 

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

 

Target Audience:  Federal, state, and local regulators conducting sanitary surveys of shellfish growing areas.

 

Prerequisite:

 

CEU Credits:                            Course Duration:                      Enrollment is limited to 40

 

Dates                Location                       Registration Contact                             FDA/ORA Trainer