Training

The PTIN supports the development and implementation of training sessions, seminars, and workshops on food safety that refer to international standards and best practices, such as those developed by Codex, OIE, and IPPC, in a manner consistent with the obligations of the WTO SPS Agreement. The availability of focused and consistent training materials can yield significant gains in the ability of the APEC regions producers, manufacturers, and other supply chain participants to better ensure the safety of the food supply. Four priority areas where PTIN is working to improve the availability and accessibility of training are Risk Analysis; Supply Chain Management; Food Safety Incident Management; and Laboratory Capacity.

An important PTIN goal is to make food safety training sustainable. The plan is to post PTIN training materials in this training section so the materials are accessible to a broader universe of interested parties.

Aquaculture Training

Aquaculture is a vital industry in the APEC region. The APEC FSCF PTIN is working with Global Food Safety Partnership to create an educational network of trainers to improve aquaculture knowledge and skills in APEC economies.

For more, view the pamphlet here:
Building a Network of Aquaculture Trainers in the APEC Region

Framework for Self-Assessment of Laboratory Capacity Building Needs and Prioritization

An APEC/ PTIN Expert Working Group held a meeting in May 2010 in Washington, DC, where policy officials met to discuss gaps in knowledge across the APEC communities and prioritized areas for possible collaboration. During the discussion, the group emphasized the need to focus on laboratory capacity building efforts. Specifically, the critical role of laboratories in national food safety progress, assessing needs of laboratories, safety, quality assurance/validation, metrology, sampling, laboratory management, lab accreditation, analytical methods, data analysis and interpretation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The work the APEC FSCF PTIN has done since to work on these issues is summarized in Framework for Self-Assessment of Laboratory Capacity Building Needs and Prioritization.

View the full report:
Framework for Self-Assessment of Laboratory Capacity Building Needs and Prioritization.

FSCF PTIN Ongoing Work on Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene improves food safety along the entire production and distribution chain. However, hand hygiene practices are inconsistent since there is no internationally recognized hand hygiene protocol. The FSCFPTIN is working to identify these gaps in protocol and to improve hand hygiene compliance.

Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP), a global hygiene leader, conducted an FSCF PTIN project to test hand hygiene compliance in a food processing facility in an APEC economy. The study was developed to help guide food preparation facilities and workers on the most effective hand hygiene protocol with minimal cost and highly informed training. This project examined the use of behavioral science to drive change in hand hygiene habits and showed the necessity of cultivating work culture that emphasizes the importance of good hand hygiene habits.

As part of global efforts to see that food safety measures are developed in a science-based manner, APEC economies should take into account lessons from behavioral science as essential to driving an improvement in hand hygiene compliance. People can wash and dry their hands, but they must understand why they are washing and drying their hands.

Read the complete KCP Report:
Gap analysis of international food hygiene law, regulations, and standards as they relate to hand hygiene protocols.

View the Full Report:
Improving Food Safety through Hand Washing and Drying Capacity Building.

PTIN HACCP Training Modules

Introduction

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Section 1

1-1: Establishment Design and Facilities

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1-2: Control of Operation

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1-3: Storage and Transportation

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1-4: Product Information and Consumer Awareness

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1-5: Training

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Section 2

2-1: Cleaning and Disinfection

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2-2: Personal Hygiene

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Section 3

3-1: Introduction to HACCP

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3-2: HACCP Preliminary Steps

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3-3: HACCP Principle 1: Hazard Analysis

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3-4: HACCP Principle 2: Critical Control Points

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3-5: HACCP Principle 3: Critical Limits

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3-6: HACCP Principle 4: Monitoring Procedures

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3-7: HACCP Principle 5: Corrective Actions

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3-8: HACCP Principle 6: Verification Procedures

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3-9: HACCP Principle 7: Record Keeping Procedures

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Laboratory Capacity Building Regional Workshop

The APEC FSCF PTIN hosted the Laboratory Capacity Building Regional Workshop on December 12 and 13, 2013 at the University of Maryland in the United States. The topic of this year's workshops was: Framework for Self-Assessment of Laboratory Capacity Building Needs and Prioritization. The objective of this year's activities was to develop a process of prioritization of laboratory building needs, which will involve a countrywide or local self-assessment and will be applicable across the region. Please see workshop training outcomes and webinars:

Rapid Methods in Microbiology - Focus on Salmonella and E. coli Webinar Series (Spanish)

Dupont Webinar
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3M Webinar
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BioControl Webinar
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BioMerieux Webinar
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Solutions for E. coli O157:H7, non-O157 STECs, and Salmonella (Spanish)

Life Technologies Webinar
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Food Safety Practices for Aquaculture

Module 1: Introduction

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Module 2: Food Safety Hazards

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Module 3: Food Safety Practices for Aquaculture Production

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Module 4: Food Safety in Post-Harvest HACCP

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Module 5: Food Safety Management Systems HACCP

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Workshop on Improved Food Inspection Capacity Building Based on
Risk Analysis 2014

000: Document List

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001: Agenda

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002: Recent Risk-Based Policy on Food Safety Management

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003: Integrated Food Safety Information Network System

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004: Introduction to Risk-Based Food Inspection

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005: Introduction to Risk-Based Food Inspection II — The Process of Inspection

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006: Enhancing the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Approach to Managing Risk

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007: Risk Assessment: Examples in Guiding Food Safety

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008: Risk-Based Food Safety Inspection During Incident Event in Thailand

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009: Field-Oriented Food Safety Management

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010: Food Industry Use of Risk-Based Inspections for Corporate Oversight and Governance

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011: Contamination of Maleic Anhydride Modified Starch in Food

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Related Links

U.S. Center for Disease Control links

Council to Improve Foodbourne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) Toolkit
www.cifor.us/toolkit.cfm

CDC - Global Foodbourne Infection Network
http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dfwed/international/gfin.html

CDC - Global Health Programs
http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/programs/gfn.htm

UPCOMING EVENTS

Workshop on Trade Facilitation through the recognition of Food Safety Systems

June 21-22, 2018

Lima, Peru

Workshop on Building Competence in Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance

October 3-5, 2018

Santiago, Chile

Workshop on Building Competence in Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance

October 9-10, 2018

Brisbane, Australia

Second Expert Workshop on Trade Facilitation through harmonization of MRLs for pesticides

October 11-12, 2018

Brisbane, Australia

Workshop on Export Certificates

October 18-19, 2018

Brisbane, Australia

Workshop on Dairy Export Certification

October 20, 2018

Brisbane, Australia

Third Expert Meeting on Trade Facilitation through a Framework on Food Safety Modernisation

November 5-7, 2018

Shanghai, China

RECENT EVENTS

Food Safety Cooperation Forum

May 13, 2017

Hanoi, Viet Nam

FSCF Meeting on Import MRLs for Pesticides

May 12, 2017

Hanoi, Viet Nam

FSCF PTIN Steering Group Meeting

May 12, 2017

Hanoi, Viet Nam

Wine Regulatory Forum

May 11-12, 2017

Hanoi, Viet Nam

Modernization of Food Safety Systems Workshop

May 11, 2017

Hanoi, Viet Nam

FSCF PTIN Meeting on Dairy Export Certificates

May 10, 2017

Hanoi, Viet Nam

FSCF PTIN Export Certificate Workshop

May 9-10, 2017

Hanoi, Viet Nam