MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Kansas State University’s International Grains Program (IGP) has partnered with AIB International and the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) for the Grain Milling: Food Safety and HACCP Workshop, Oct. 16-18.

“The main purpose of this course is to educate people in the grain and milling industry about the importance of food product safety,” said Ed Hitch, director of food safety education at AIB International.

Participants will learn about the basics of flour milling through presentations, workshops and a tour of the Hal Ross Flour Mill at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S. The tour will allow them to become familiar with the milling process and how to prevent potential food safety hazards. Along with that, participants will complete a workshop simulating how to develop, implement and maintain a HACCP program.

“The most emphasis will be on the potential food safety hazards associated with grains and milling. The hazards include biological, chemical, and physical contaminants and their controls,” Hitch said.

Individuals should consider attending this course so they are aware of the potential hazards associated with the industry. If they familiarize themselves with them, then they are able to put a product safety program into practice at their own facilities, Hitch said. By doing this they can eliminate or reduce possible food safety issues.

Those who are interested in registering for this course or want more information about it should visit the AIB International website at: or call 1.800.242.2534.