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DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: HTDC holds food safety training and certification course

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU — The High Technology Development Corporation’s (HTDC) Innovate Hawaii program invites food manufacturers, food processors, food safety coordinators, and others in the food industry to participate in an FDA-recognized food safety training and certification course.


FSMA Training and Certification Course – The FDA Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule requires that each food processing facility have a Food Safety Plan that is developed and overseen by a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual. This curriculum is designed for any person that is involved in developing, implementing, and maintaining a Food Safety Plan.

Over the two-day course, participants will learn:

  • Key elements of a food safety plan
  • Good manufacturing practices
  • How to conduct hazard analysis for biological, chemical and physical hazards
  • How to develop and implement risk-based preventive controls
  • Understand the requirements of a recall plan


Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23-24, 2017

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Manoa Innovation Center

2800 Woodlawn Drive


$650/person and includes all course materials; FSPCA PCQI certification upon

successful completion of all course requirements.

Register online at


Seating is limited and registration required by Feb. 22, 2017.



For more information, contact Wayne Layugan at [email protected] or call (808) 539-3806.


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Media Contacts: 

Robbie Melton
High Technology Development Corporation
Office: (808) 539-3615
Email: [email protected]

Christine Hirasa 
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: (808) 587-9006
Mobile: (808) 286-9017
Email: [email protected]

Jocelyn Collado or Susan Wright
Becker Communications, Inc.
Phone: (808) 533-4165
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