2015 Editorial Subcommittee Meeting Summaries

January 15, 2015

Supplier Control was released for IFPTI and Animal Foods. Examples for environmental monitoring need to be reviewed to complete the Sanitation chapter. A process to determine who will attend future pilots needs to be developed to ensure that the right audience attends and to enhance transparency of the process.

January 29, 2015

Key questions were addressed for Sanitation, Recall, Verification, Record-keeping, and Resource chapters. These chapters will be updated and released for pilots by February 6th.

February 5, 2015

Product and environmental testing examples were discussed and examples for the omelet food safety plan are near completion.

February 19, 2015

Content for classroom exercises are released for pilot after Swanson incorporates modifications discussed. The exercise worksheets should be included in the Instructor’s guide at the appropriate location to facilitate delivery. Introductory text should be included to emphasize that instructors may alter exercises based on class participant needs.

February 26, 2015

Materials for pilots are progressing, with Participant Guide, Instructor Guide and Exercise Workbook almost complete through Chapter 6. Invitations are about to be sent for three pilots.

March 5, 2015

Select draft chapters for the Participant Manual, Instructor Guide and slides were reviewed for the pilots. Instructors will carefully review text in the instructor’s guide and suggest changes needed to ensure that the language matches the intent of the regulations. Changes will be made after pilot sessions.

March 19, 2015

Materials for pilots are almost ready. Instructors should be receiving their chapters to prepare for pilots. Instructors will be assigned a model food to support the exercises during the pilot.

April 2, 2015

Assignments and expectations for presenting at Pilot I were reviewed.

September 8, 2015

Issues raised during pilots were discussed to provide direction on curriculum adjustments prior to the Final Rule’s release. Based on pilot and focus group feedback, the curriculum is ready for use after revisions to accommodate changes in the final rule are incorporated. The Editorial Subcommittee will make two recommendations to the Steering Committee 1) to engage the Model Foods Working Group to develop more detailed models than those used for training, and post these to the FSPCA and 2) initial Train-the-Trainer sessions should combine the full curriculum, adult learning and FSPCA administrate procedures in one session.

September 17, 2015

Quorum was not achieved during the call, thus no official minutes were recorded.

October 1, 2015

Chapters are under revision for Train-the-Trainer sessions, the first of which is scheduled for October 28 and 29, 2015 in Washington DC. A process is needed to incorporate revisions and maintain document control. A structure is needed to make material accessible to Lead Instructors at the conclusion of the training sessions.