Food Industry Training, Events, and Workshops

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) continues to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, clients, and staff. For the time being, we have decided to cancel, postpone, or move online all CIRAS in-person events. Webinars will continue as planned. Full refunds will be issued for canceled events and to those unable to attend rescheduled events. Please contact us at ciras@iastate.edu or 515-294-3420 with any questions.

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April 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

4/7/2021 - 4/28/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led (virtual)

4/28/2021 - 4/29/2021, Webinar

Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This two-day webinar is an instructor-led class to obtain global-recognized Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certification as a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in Human Food – the only PCQI training course recognized by the FDA. Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over Zoom or WebEx. Attendance to both blocks is required. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

 

May 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

5/5/2021 - 5/26/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu

 

 

June 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

6/2/2021 - 6/30/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu

 

Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led (virtual)

6/7/2021 - 6/8/2021, Webinar

Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This two-day webinar is an instructor-led class to obtain global-recognized Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certification as a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in Human Food – the only PCQI training course recognized by the FDA. Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over Zoom or WebEx. Attendance to both blocks is required. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

Food Talks

6/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is the online home for a quarterly round table where Iowa food manufacturers can discuss a variety of food safety issues. Whether you’re new to food safety regulations or well positioned for the future, this group will be a place where you can discuss challenges and learn about the successful practices of others. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

Growth Strategies to Build a Resilient Food Business

6/10/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Food Industry Webinar 

Details: You’re in the food business because you know something about making food or beverages. But do you know everything you need to know to keep a company moving forward? This three-hour webinar will feature experts helping you understand how marketing strategy, e-commerce, and food safety and quality can play an essential role in your growth. For more, contact Brenda Martin at bkmartin@iastate.edu.?

 

 

July 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

7/7/2021 - 7/28/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu

 

Basic Sausage Short Course

7/20/2021 - 7/22/2021, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: With a focus on the technology of sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Enrollment for this course is limited so that participants have ample opportunities to interact with speakers and staff and have their questions answered. Iowa State University’s modern Meat Laboratory allows participants to observe demonstrations utilizing the latest technology. Topics Covered: Non-meat ingredients, Basic meat science, Sausage emulsions, Sausage casings, Thermal processing, Fresh sausage, Cooked sausage, Spices and flavorings, Dry & Semi-Dry Sausage, Microbiology of sausage and processed meats, and Packaging Systems. Registration for the 2021 Basic Sausage Short Course will open on April 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CST., watch this site for details. Due to the current pandemic situation, we will be limiting attendance to a total of 20 people to ensure a safe environment for everyone by following all guidelines set forth by the CDC, State of Iowa, City of Ames, and Iowa State University. The fee for the Basic Sausage Short Course is $995.00 per person, after June 28, 2021, the fee will increase to $1,195.00 per person. This fee includes course materials, lunch, refreshment breaks, and evening social events. Local transportation between the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center and the Meat Lab is also included. Contact Matt Wenger at mwenger@iastate.edu or 515-294-9279.

 

 

August 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

8/4/2021 - 8/25/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

 

September 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

9/1/2021 - 9/29/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

Food Talks

9/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is the online home for a quarterly round table where Iowa food manufacturers can discuss a variety of food safety issues. Whether you’re new to food safety regulations or well positioned for the future, this group will be a place where you can discuss challenges and learn about the successful practices of others. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

HACCP Workshop - Fall

9/28/2021 - 9/30/2021, Ames, IA

Address: Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The HACCP workshop will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites Converence Center September 28-30, 2021. The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation.his course is designed for individuals that have little or no knowledge of HACCP and individuals that would like to have a refresher on HACCP and learn of the changes that have taken place in HACCP during the last 2-3 years. One of the working groups will be designated an ''Advanced HACCP Training Working Group.'' This working group, which is limited to those that are already HACCP trained, will discuss Validation, Verification, Reassessment, Lethality, Stabilization and Listeria Control. Topics Covered: • HACCP Overview • Definition of HACCP Terms • Chemical and Physical Hazards • Microbiological Hazards • Developing SOPs and GMPs • Critical Limits, Monitoring • Methods and Corrective Action • Record Keeping and Verification • HACCP Plan Validation • HACCP Plan Reassessment. Registration for the September 28-30, 2021 HACCP Training Program will open July 30, 2021 The registration fee for the HACCP Workshop is $500.00. After September 7, 2021 the fee will be $575.00. This fee includes course materials, lunch on Tuesday and refreshments each day. Registration will close on September 17, 2021.

 

 

October 2021


Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led (virtual)

10/5/2021 - 10/6/2021, Webinar

Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This two-day webinar is an instructor-led class to obtain global-recognized Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certification as a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in Human Food – the only PCQI training course recognized by the FDA. Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over Zoom or WebEx. Attendance to both blocks is required. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

 

December 2021


Food Talks

12/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is the online home for a quarterly round table where Iowa food manufacturers can discuss a variety of food safety issues. Whether you’re new to food safety regulations or well positioned for the future, this group will be a place where you can discuss challenges and learn about the successful practices of others. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

 

January 2022


Cured Meat Short Course

1/18/2022 - 1/20/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: With a focus on the technology of cured meat processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Since the enrollment in this short course is limited to 60, you will have ample opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the speakers and staff. Iowa State University's modern meat laboratory facilities allow you to observe demonstrations in a setting that provides access to the latest technology.

 

 

February 2022


Fresh Pork Workshop

2/7/2022 - 2/9/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details

 

 

March 2022


Snack Stick Short Course

3/22/2022 - 3/24/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details

 

HACCP Workshop - Spring

3/29/2022 - 3/31/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center 2601 East 13th Street Ames, IA 50010

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The HACCP workshop will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites Converence Center March 29-31, 2022. The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation.his course is designed for individuals that have little or no knowledge of HACCP and individuals that would like to have a refresher on HACCP and learn of the changes that have taken place in HACCP during the last 2-3 years. One of the working groups will be designated an ''Advanced HACCP Training Working Group.'' This working group, which is limited to those that are already HACCP trained, will discuss Validation, Verification, Reassessment, Lethality, Stabilization and Listeria Control.

 

 

April 2022


Dry & Semi-Dry Sausage Short Course

4/12/2022 - 4/14/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: With a focus on the technology of dry and semi-dry sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Since the enrollment in this short course is limited to 60, you will have ample opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the speakers and staff. Iowa State University's modern meat laboratory facilities allow you to observe demonstrations in a setting that provides access to the latest technology.

 

BBQ Workshop

4/30/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details

 

 

July 2022


Sausage and Processed Meats

7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The course will cover fresh sausage, cooked sausage and dry and semi-dry sausage in addition to sectioned and formed cured meats and whole muscle precooked meats. A special feature will be a presentation on “specialty sausage products.” The course will use a hands-on approach to meat process­ing. Under the supervision of an instructor, participants will be divided into teams and have the opportunity to formulate and manufacture a processed meat product.

 

 

October 2022


Deli Short Course

10/4/2022 - 10/6/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details