Grain milling focuses on food safety, HACCP programs

by World Grain Staff
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MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Grain milling professionals can learn how to apply food safety practices and implement hazard analysis critical control points programs (HACCP) that specifically relate to grain milling at the Grain Milling: Food Safety and HACCP workshop planned for Oct. 11-13 at the Kansas State University (KSU) International Grains Program (IGP) Conference Center.

“This workshop is the result of a partnership between KSU, AIB International and the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM),” said Mark Fowler, IGP associate director and workshop coordinator. “We are excited to continue this unique workshop that both addresses the development of a HACCP program and fits the food safety needs of our participants from the grain processing industry.”

During the workshop, participants will learn fundamentals of good manufacturing practices, sanitation schedules and HACCCP programs specifically related to the flour milling industry, and then apply this knowledge in designing a HACCP program for the onsite Hal Ross Flour Mill.

According to Fowler, its curriculum caters to both a U.S. and international participants and emphasizes the importance of safe practices within the industry as a whole.

Collaborating on this workshop for a third year has strengthened the relationship between the three organizations and has allowed them to grow their audience, while still presenting the curriculum in a hands-on, interactive environment.

“AIB International has a strong presence in food safety and the grain science department has endless resources in grain processing and excellent facilities,” said Bill Pursley, vice-president of food education for AIB International and workshop presenter. “Combining those two factors with the access we have to IAOM’s extensive network, it allows us to offer a course that is really unique to the industry.”

To enroll, go to www.aibonline.org. The course is listed under the seminars and courses header. Those interested in registering may also call AIB International at 1.800.242.2534.
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