HACCP  (2-day workshop)

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point or HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food safety and pharmaceutical safety that addresses physical, chemical and biological hazards as a means of prevention rather than finished product inspection. HACCP is used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards, so that key actions can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards being realized. This course is designed to keep you current on what’s happening with HACCP, as well as maintaining current HACCP training credentials. You will learn:

  • Requirements for an effective HACCP program for both dairy & juice products.
  • How to develop an effective food safety program.
  • What should be in your plan, how to conduct a hazard analysis and determine critical control points.
  • The importance of integrating a food safety program into your total plant/company quality program.
  • Review of prerequisite (SSOP) programs & suggested documentation for these programs.
  • Allergen management & product traceability procedures as part of your HACCP plan.
  • This workshop will help you improve your HACCP plan & implementation, whether your plant produces milk, juice, ice cream or cultured products.

Upcoming Session


HACCP (2-day workshop)

One Person: $595
Two or More: $595 per person

Who Should Attend?

Workshops are designed for different experience levels, including processing plant managers, supervisors, registered sanitarians, equipment operators, quality assurance personnel, plant engineers, equipment manufacturers, dairy technicians, plant personnel and employees new to the dairy or food industry


All courses will be held on The Ohio State University Campus in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is accessible from all major airlines through the Columbus International Airport.


Courses are facilitated and led by the faculty and staff experts from The Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center and QChekd Training Industry Experts. Experts from companies in the dairy industry, including Votion Enterprises, Masterleo Inc., Silliker and other speakers from regulatory agencies contribute to the training.


Special rates are available for course participants through a block of rooms at nearby hotels, including The Blackwell Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Spring Hill Suites and Holiday Inn Express.

About The Instructors

Al Votion

Al Votion, a Registered Sanitarian, attended St. Mary’s University, in San Antonio, Texas, and has spent the past 30 years performing regulatory and training work in the dairy industry.

Valente B. Alvarez

Valente B. Alvarez, Professor and Extension Dairy Processing Specialist. He received his B.S., in Biochemical Engineering at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico City, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Food Science at Michigan State University.

Chuck Yarris

Chuck Yarris, Quality and Food Safety Director at Quality Chekd. Chuck has conducted workshops on various dairy-related topics. His background has been in both the operations and quality management of dairy and juice operations over his 35-year career in the food industry.

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