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Good Manufacturing Practices in Food Safety

This course on Good Manufacturing Practices examines the elements of a food safety management system that maintain food safety and quality in food processing environments. It is based on the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices regulations (21 CFR Part 117 Subpart B) and international standards for food safety pre-requisite programs in food manufacturing (ISO Technical Specification 22002-1). It gives students an understanding of the foundational concepts in food safety.

Students will learn how to evaluate Good Manufacturing Practices and manage 15 topics of pre-requisite programs: Plant Construction and Design, Supplies of Water, Air and Energy, Waste and Sewage Disposal, Suitability of Equipment and its Accessibility for Cleaning, Maintenance and Preventive Maintenance, Management of Purchased Materials, Measures for Prevention of Cross Contamination, Cleaning and Sanitation, Pest Control, Personnel Hygiene, Rework, Product Recalls Procedures, Warehousing, Product Information and Consumer Awareness, and Food Defense, Biovigilance and Bioterrorism.

The course is taught with a variety of case studies, videos, and interactive lessons. It was developed by a team of food safety experts from industry, government and academia.

Registration Process

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  7. To access the course, log in to reporter.ncsu.edu and click “Access Online Course.”
Quick preview of the NC State Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) Course. Complete anytime, anywhere: work at your own pace. This course is available to all, worldwide enrollment accepted.