This one-day workshop provides resources and hands-on experience in preparing documents for a food safety plan. This course is intended for small-scale dairy food processors that are exempt from having a full food safety plan prepared by a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This is not a PCQI certification course.

Who Should Attend

  • Small-scale, farmstead and artisan dairy food processors
  • Individuals in the dairy industry who need basic training in conducting a hazard analysis and determining preventive controls, who do not need PCQI certification


  • Review the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) requirements for Food Safety Plans from the perspective of small-scale dairy foods processors.
  • Learn how to identify biological, chemical and physical hazards encountered in the manufacture of dairy products.
  • Learn how to conduct a hazard analysis and determine appropriate methods for controlling hazards
  • Write process, allergen, sanitation, and supply-chain controls.
  • Write a recall plan.
  • A practical session provides an opportunity for participants to work on elements of their own food safety plans, or example plans provided in class, and get feedback from the instructor.

Contact the course director for information on current or future offerings.