2014 Editorial Subcommittee Meeting Summaries

January 2, 2014

The subcommittee is close to finalizing the example for the course, opting to keep it uncomplicated to facilitate understanding and training.

January 9, 2014

Reviewed and finalized the Omelet Food Safety Plan example and reviewed comments on Verification Chapter.

January 16, 2014

Sanitation chapter reviewed and determined to be too long. Much of the discussion on Environmental Monitoring and Zoning will be moved to a newly created appendix.

January 23, 2014

Objectives for curriculum Shakedown and Pilot sessions were discussed and potential invitee list was created. Sanitation Control Plan chapter will be reorganized to focus on rule requirements, with additional information included as an appendix.

January 30, 2014

Reoganization of the Sanitation Chapter was discussed. The focus is on how to develop a Sanitation Controls Plan, not on how to sanitize. Examples need to be available to provide a vision to small processors on what they need to do.

February 6, 2014

The sanitation chapter is near completion. Elements on how to clean will be moved to an appendix and the chapter will focus on how to build a Sanitation Control Plan

February 20, 2014

Revisions to the Allergen Control Plan chapter were discussed including required elements for the Allergen Control Plan as well as allergen management practices that help to support allergen controls. Supplier control is an important element of allergen management and the best placement for this information needs to be determined.

March 6, 2014

Record-keeping and Recall chapters were finalized unless those not in attendance identify substantive issues that require further discussion.

March 20, 2014

The Supplier Approval and Verification chapter was reviewed and, with minor modification, is deemed sufficient until proposed or final rules on the topic are published.

April 3, 2014

Sanitation chapter was finalized and chapters were assigned for Shakedown presentations.

April 10, 2014

Allergen Control Plan chapter finalized for Shakedown. Format for Shakedown materials discussed.

April 17, 2014

Discussed Supplier Verification and Resources chapters for Shakedown. Both of these chapters will require substantial modification related to availability of the proposed rule and guidance, thus they will serve as a place holder for Shakedown.

April 24, 2014

All chapters and the omelet example are ready for Shakedown and distributed to presenters.

May 1, 2014

Plans for the curriculum Shakedown, to be held May 28-30 were discussed. Presenters have the information they need to prepare, an evaluation form was determined, and the agenda is set.

June 17, 2014

Feedback from the Shakedown was reviewed, and a revised organizational structure for the curriculum was developed to simplify the material. Chapter review will occur online with fewer calls to facilitate delivery of material in time for the Steering Committee meeting in September.

July 17, 2014

Consensus was reached on a reorganized table of contents and the introduction chapter. This sets the stage for revisions based on Shakedown feedback.

July 24, 2014

Chapter 1 (Introduction) and Chapter 2 (Food Safety Plan Overview) were deemed ready for Steering Committee face-to-face meeting in September. A new structure for Chapter 3 (GMPs) requires another round of revision.

August 21, 2014

Chapters are being reviewed for use in the next face-to-face Steering Committee meeting on September 9-10.

August 28, 2014

Process Controls and Hazard Analysis chapters were approved for use at the Steering Committee, recognizing that updates will be needed after the Supplemental Notice is published.

October 2, 2014

Per Steering Committee recommendation, a curriculum outline for posting on the FSPCA website was created. The call focused on the format for that outline.

October 9, 2014

Proposed changes to the hazard analysis form, recall plan example, intentional contamination for economic gain, and legal disclaimer language were discussed. Revision of chapters based on the supplement is underway. A curriculum outline for posting is under final review.

November 6, 2014

The Preface and Chapters 1-3 were deemed complete for Train-The-Trainer pilots. A modified hazard analysis form that is consistent with Supplement language was finalized for use in the hazard analysis chapter.

December 18, 2014

Chapters 1-9 have been deemed ready to move to formatting and Animal Foods. The subcommittee recommends pilots to be held 4-6 weeks apart, with modifications to printed material taking place after the 3 pilots are completed.