The Texas A&M University Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is offering an online feed industry HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) continuing education course meant to equip feed industry employees with the tools and information necessary to work within a HACCP team to develop a HACCP plan.

The 10-week course, offered in partnership with the Texas State Chemist and accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, emphasizes a science-based risk management approach to identify and manage hazards in feed ingredients and finished feed. Participants work in teams to gain an understanding of the relationship between prerequisite programs and the HACCP principles, learn the process for assessing the risk of feed hazards, study quality assurance and international standards and draft a HACCP plan. 

A $500 registration fee includes the cost of the text, HACCP: A Systematic Approach to Food Safety, as well as course materials on DVD.  Those interested can register at www.feedhaccp.org/distance. The class begins on February 6.