Upcoming Trainings for Food Businesses


HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Department of Agriculture – Food & Agricultural Development Network and Bear Paw Food and Agricultural Development Center will sponsor two food safety training sessions in Great Falls for food manufacturing companies.


HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points)

September 19 and 20, 2012


Are you a food processor or a handler of fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, food-grade oilseeds, pulses or grains? If so, HACCP training will help you enhance your products, ensure food safety and meet the food safety demands of the marketplace and regulators. HACCP is used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards (biological, chemical, and physical) and develop a management system to reduce or eliminate those hazards – from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing and distribution of the finished product. HACCP is used by food companies to identify the specific hazards present in their operation and develop a plan to avoid or eliminate those hazards. Plan implementation involves monitoring, verifying and validating of the daily work for compliance with the plan in all stages. Participants in this course will leave with the tools to create and implement a HACCP plan, and with new food safety and quality assurance for your buyers.


Concept to Consumer

September 18, 2012


Are you interested in developing a food product for the market? Do you have questions on: Food regulations, What has to be on the label? What’s the shelf life? Are preservatives necessary? Who figures out nutritional labels? What price should I charge? Where are my markets? Then this workshop is for you!


Pre-registration is required for these workshops. For more details and for online registration, visit the Food and Agricultural Development Centers web page.



Published: August 23, 2012 5:15:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: February 1, 2016 8:30:11 AM MST