BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9: Conversion for Sites Short Course

Event Date

Wednesday, March 08 -
Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Event Time

8:00 - 4:30

Event Cost

$200

Location

Western Technical College
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601
608.575.9585

Contact Information

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BRCGS for Food Safety Issue 9: Conversion for Sites Short Course 

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin has once again partnered with NSF International to bring industry leading BRC training to our Wisconsin dairy industry partners.

This official BRCGS training course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the revisions of the Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9, as well as a review of audit protocol. It is designed to equip delegates with the skills and knowledge to successfully implement the changes to the Standard on site.

At the end of the program, course attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the aims of the BRCGS scheme 
  • Explain how to meet the requirements if the Standard 
  • Describe what to expect from your BRCGS audit 
  • Recognize the changes to the protocol of the Standard 
  • Utilize and understand the benefits of the BRCGS resources 
  • Identify and explain the changes to the Standard from Issue 8

During this one-day (1.0), in-person course, participants will focus on updates to the Standard. Before the course you must have read and reviewed a copy of the Standard which is available free of charge from the BRCGS Bookshop. Please have your copy of the BRCGS standard available for the course. 

Participants will receive an official BRCGS certificate, issued by BRCGS, after attending this training program. 

Download a copy of the BRCGS Standard (Edition 9)

Required Course Prerequisites
  • Strong understanding of Prerequisite Programs and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Employment at a food manufacturing facility 
  • HACCP training within the past 5 years 
    • A copy of your HACCP certificate must be sent to abrock@wisconsindairy.org prior to the start of the course.
  • Preventive Controls training within the past 5 years 
    • A copy of your PCQI certificate must be sent to abrock@wisconsindairy.org prior to the start of the course.

Recommended Course Prerequisites
  • Understanding of the current Standard (edition 8).

Course Technology Requirements

This course will be held in person. A computer is required for the course. 

Course Attendance

You must be present and engaged for at least 95% of the course to obtain your certificate at the end of the course. 

Course Assessment 

There is no DFW administered assessment for this course. 

Continuing Education Credits

Contact hours for this course can be applied toward a number of professional certifications including those offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and many other organizations. If you are looking to utilize these credit hours for a professional certification, please let us know and we will provide a formal letter of contact hours and an agenda.

Course Details:

This in-person course will be held on March 8th, 2023 at Western Technical College in LaCrosse. This 1 (1.0) day course is open to all Wisconsin dairy industry employees. Attendance will be limited to the first 20 registrants, so please register early. The course will begin at 8:00 AM and will end no later than 4:30 PM. 

Cost:

Cost to attend the short course is $200.00 per student. The cost includes registration, materials, breakfast, lunch and breaks for each day.

Hotel Options:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Lacrosse Downtown. Please call the hotel at 608-791-4004 and ask for the "DFW Food Safety" rate. You can also reserve a room through the link below: 

Booking Link: DFW Food Safety Reservation Link

Note: short course attendees are responsible for their own lodging. 


Parking Options:

Parking details will be available once you are registered for the course. 

Dining Options:

LaCrosse has a wide variety of dinner options available for those looking to stay over for a night. If you’re looking for some great dining options, please check out the link below:

https://explorelacrosse.com/where-to-eat-in-la-crosse/
 

Registration

(Please submit a new registration form for each attendee)

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