A full range of non-fiber related advanced training topics will be offered on March 1 and 2. Participants can choose 1 or 2 days of this training. Topics will include opportunities for improvement for inspectors, based on the NOP witness audits, with NOP Lead Auditor Lars Crail, and from the Peer Evaluation Program. Bob Durst, food technologist, will present everything inspectors should know about materials on the 205.605, as well as an update on recent changes to 205.605 and 205.606. He will also speak on Commingling and Contamination Issues in Processing Plants. Brian Rakita will present key points of tobacco inspection. Other topics are under development. A draft agenda and speaker bios are posted on the IOIA website.
The host venue will be the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston/Mount Pleasant, three miles from downtown historic Charleston ($8 cab ride or $2 straight city bus ride), and 15 minutes from the airport.
Contact Lori Wyman (Wyman@Global-standard.org) for more information.