Workshops & Trainings

Food Science & Technology Extension provides the public and the food industry with workshops and on-site training programs that enable businesses to develop and implement a food safety or HACCP plan tailored to their own operation, minimizing the risk of contamination of their food product by human pathogens.

For a downloadable version of our Training Calendar Brochure, click here.


Upcoming Events
  • Apr 23 - Apr 25 Developing and Implementing HACCP for the Meat and Poultry Industry This program has been designed to meet the USDA’s training requirements and is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, whose goal is to provide standardized training for the meat and poultry industries. The course curriculum was developed by the American Meat Science Association to help processors understand, develop, and apply Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles to their production operations. The program combines a unique level of lectures and work group discussions from a broad based faculty of meat and poultry scientists, HACCP experts, and authorities from academia, industry and government. The work group sessions will include interaction with industry peers who have successfully implemented HACCP programs in their own plants. Athens, GA
  • Jul 30 - Aug 1 Preventive Controls For Human Foods This course uses food-specific example plans, in addition to the standardized curriculum developed by FSPCA to deliver consistent training to qualify attendees to be Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals. The goal of this program is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to design, implement, document, and maintain a food safety plan in order to ensure the safe processing and packaging of food products for human consumption. Athens, GA
  • Sep 3 - Sep 4 Starting a New Food Business This workshop is great for any food entrepreneur who is just getting started, as well as those who have gotten their feet wet but would like to learn more. Starting a New Food Business discusses federal and state regulations, the processes involved with getting a food product to the market, and gives the attendees an opportunity to network with others in the food industry. Marietta, GA
  • Sep 10 - Sep 12 Value Added Meat and Poultry Processing The Value Added Meat and Poultry Processing Workshop covers the science of value-added processing and marination of poultry, systems and procedures of product development, ingredient and flavor technology, cooking, packaging, and troubleshooting. Athens, GA
  • Oct 8 - Oct 10 Certification for Food Safety Professionals This workshop covers food safety, sanitation issues, SOPs and SSOPs, personal hygiene, verification and validation of HACCP and Preventive Control programs, pathogen control, auditing, trace back plans, recall plans, and much more! Athens, GA
  • Nov 12 - Nov 14 Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods This course teaches only the acidified portion of the Better Process Control School and is geared specifically for acidified foods and canning in glass containers. There is a hands-on training lab that will show the proper use of canning equipment. Athens, GA