Produce specialist receives HACCP certification - The Packer

Produce specialist receives HACCP certification

02/28/2014 01:42:00 PM
Alyssa Klimek

Ian BessellIan BessellBirko, Henderson, Colo., has announced that Ian Bessell, produce specialist, is Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point certified through the International HACCP Alliance.

Bessell took a course, “Developing and Implementing a Hazard Analysis – Risk-based Preventive Control Safety Plan for Fresh Produce,” sponsored by the United Fresh Produce Association and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

HACCP experts, food microbiologists, and professionals from academia, industry and government backgrounds led the three-day course. According to a news release, the course included workshops and hands-on participation in a lab setting where participants learned to identify and prevent food safety hazards, set preventive/control measures and control limits, develop control and monitoring procedures, and document and verify results.

After Bessell passed the exam, he earned his HACCP certification.

The program is also sponsored by the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association and the Southeast Produce Council.

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Stephen Sockett    
Hawkesbury  |  March, 03, 2014 at 07:49 AM

That course is very comprehensive. There is a online Intro to HACCP course that is recognized by the International HACCP Alliance called, HACCP Principles for Food Processors and Manufacturers. The Subject matter experts are from SGS so the material is really good. The site is and the URL to the course is Having an online HACCP course is great for people who are tight on time and money.

florida  |  March, 31, 2014 at 03:51 PM

I had to check the website's address bar just to make sure I hadn't accidentally stumbled over to TheOnion. This is a real headline and article for a guy who managed to pass a basic 3-day course? Am I missing something here?

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