“The Grain Milling: Food Safety and HACCP” workshop is planned for March 8-10 at the International Grains Program (IGP) conference center in Manhattan, Kan. IGP, AIB International and the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) are collaborating to hold the workshop for the second year.
“This workshop is the result of a natural partnership between K-State and AIB,” says Mark Fowler, workshop coordinator and IGP associate director. “AIB is a leader in food safety and sanitation programs for grain mills and all types of food plants, and Grain Science is a leader in grain processing. We are excited to develop a workshop that fits the food safety needs of our participants from the grain processing industry.”
Participants will learn the fundamentals of good manufacturing practices, sanitation schedules and HACCP programs specifically related to the flour milling industry, and then apply the knowledge in designing a HACCP program for the onsite Hal Ross Flour Mill.
“Since AIB, IGP and K-State are all in Manhattan, it’s an excellent setting to conduct the training with the use of the Hal Ross Mill,” says Ed Hitch, workshop instructor and AIB director of food safety education. “We use hands-on examples in conjunction with the workshop to get as much benefit as possible.” The cooperation of the three organizations allows the workshop to reach a broad audience from the grain milling industry, according to Melinda Farris, IAOM executive vice president.
Tuition for the workshop is $975. To enroll, go to www.aibonline.org. The course is listed under the seminars and courses header. Or call AIB at 800-242-2534.