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Warehousing and Distribution Course Revised, Updated by AIB

Formerly titled Principles of Warehouse Sanitation, AIB has developed a Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution course designed to make everyone in the food-handling chain aware of their responsibility for product quality. Newly · Regulations Affecting Food Warehouse and Distribution Centers · FDA Inspections · Buildings and Grounds · Developing a Food Safety Program · Operational Methods and Personnel Practices · Insects ­ Their Biology · Stored Product Insects and Food Plant Insect Pests · Pesticides and Pesticide Applications · Rodent Control · Bird Pest Control · Cleaning Methods and Equipment and Control · Transportation · HACCP · Food Security and Distribution Centers · OSHA Features include easy-to-read text, numerous illustrations, self-check quizzes, a complete glossary of technical terms and printed lessons. Cost of the class is $225 per person. For additional information visit www.aibonline.org.

EPA Issues Phosphine Label Revision Guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued phosphine label revisions to help protect those who apply it or work near areas being fumigated from possible overexposure to the chemical. Several major label changes were sanctioned by the Agency. There are several steps you should take to comply with label requirements in your state, according to the EPA. These include: · Contact your state to understand its requirements. · Review the new label. · Develop a fumigation management plan (FMP). · Develop receiver notification programs. · Develop personnel certification and training programs. · Review your current monitoring programs.

revised and updated, QA professionals and sanitarians can benefit from a practical look at the laws and management practices important to warehousing. The GMPs, HACCP, OSHA and new security concerns are all explained in this easy-to-understand course. Lessons featured in the course include:

Free Monthly Newsletter Available From AIB

AIB offers a free monthly newsletter to keep you up to date on the latest industry news. Learn about government regulations and research, training opportunities, and AIB offerings. Each month we offer a free food safety poster focusing on GMPs, personnel practices and other food safety related information. We encourage subscribers to download and print these posters and display it throughout their facilities. To receive the newsletter, please send an e-mail with your full name, company, mailing address and e-mail address to [email protected] or call Kerry Scott at 800-633-5137. AIB

AIB Calendar

AIB is holding food safety seminars throughout North America. To learn more about any of the seminars listed at right, visit www.aibonline.org. All dates are subject to change without notice.

July 19-20 Meeting Food Security Challenges, Sacramento, Calif. July 19-22 Developing & Implementing Food Safety Programs, San Antonio, Texas July 26-27 Food Safety/Sanitation Workshop, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

August 2-4 Integrated Quality System, Sacramento, Calif. August 16-17 Pest Prevention and Elimination in Food Plants, Kansas City, Mo. August 16-17 Advanced HACCP Workshop, Chicago (Rosemont), Ill.

August 25-26 HACCP Workshop, Boise, Idaho September 13-14 Food Safety/Sanitation Workshop, Chicago (Schiller Park), Ill. September 15-16 HACCP Workshop, Chicago (Schiller Park), Ill. September 20-21 Advanced HACCP Workshop, Ontario, Calif. September 20-21 Meeting Food Security Challenges, Orlando, Fla.

September 27-28 Food Safety/Sanitation Workshop, Orlando, Fla. September 29-30 HACCP Workshop, Orlando, Fla. October 4-5 Engineering for Food Safety, Kansas City, Mo. October 4-5 Managing Workplace Safety and Health, Cherry Hill, N.J. October 18-19 GMP Workshop for Packaging Suppliers, Kansas City, Mo.

July 28-29 August 23-24 HACCP Workshop, Food Safety/SanitaCalgary, Alberta, Canada tion Workshop, Boise, Idaho

4 SUMMER 2005 AIB QUARTERLY

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