HARPS training in Melbourne, November 23, and Sydney, November 26
14 November 2018
HARPS Training (also counting as HACCP Refresher Training) will be held in Melbourne on Friday, November 23, and in Sydney on Monday, November 26.
The course is particularly aimed at Tier 1 and 2 growers, suppliers, packers and wholesalers to the major grocery retailers, and covers the following:
• HARPS overview and general requirements;
• Food safety and quality issues in the produce industry;
• Legal requirements for food safety programs;
• Four hazards (biological, chemical, physical, allergen) and their sources
• Three elements of a food safety program (facilities and equipment, HACCP and prerequisite programs);
• Food safety risk assessment and HACCP process; and
• HARPS elements in practice.
Tristan Kitchener, of the HARPS Project Team, said the course has been designed to reflect the immediate needs for producers to meet the HARPS requirements, using case studies and practical examples where possible.
“In addition, the course will include Food Safety Risk assessment and the HACCP process, which will qualify as ‘HACCP Refresher Training’ as stipulated under HARPS Section 5.2. This will save needing to attend a separate HACCP Refresher course,” he said.
“Attendees will be provided with a handbook with the slide presentation and provision for note taking as well as supporting documents for exercises and case studies, all to keep.”
The course will also provide example templates and pro-formas that attendees can use to adapt to their own specific activities.
All growers must be certified to a HARPS approved base scheme by January 1, 2019.
HARPS is a retailer-led scheme designed to assist with compliance to food safety, legal and trade legislation for suppliers to the major grocery retailers in Australia.
To register, visit www.harpsonline.com.au