Alaska seafood processors have a strong record of providing the nation and the world with safe, wholesome seafood. In December 1997 a federal regulation took effect to help assure the public that the seafood they purchase in stores or eat in restaurants is as safe as possible. This method of assuring seafood safety requires monitoring of all seafood processing operations using a program called hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP).
To help Alaska seafood processors learn to set up and carry out the federally mandated HACCP program, the Marine Advisory Program has joined forces with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to provide HACCP training workshops.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted this federal regulation so HACCP is mandatory for all processors in Alaska, even those who sell their product only in this state.
The Marine Advisory Program offers HACCP training throughout the year (see schedule below). Additional courses will be given when needed. If you would like a course given in your community or at your processing plant, please call the Marine Advisory Program Office at (907) 274-9691 or email us with your request. The HACCP course is $200, and HACCP Segment Two is $50 per person.
The Sanitation Control Procedures course is intended to assist the seafood industry in developing and implementing sanitation control procedures as mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Effective December 18, 1997, seafood processors are required to monitor sanitary control procedures used during processing to show their conformance with good sanitary conditions and practices. The Sanitation Control Procedures course is $55 per person.
Better Process Control School teaches principles of thermal processing, equipment requirements, closure evaluation and recordkeeping for glass jars and cans. The course satisfies FDA requirements. Attendees will receive a certificate on successful completion. The course is $375 per person.
- Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
- Alaska Sea Grant seafood handling publications
- DEC Seafood Processing and Development page
- FDA Seafood Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information
- UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center
- Seafood HACCP Alliance - Internet Training Course for HACCP Segment 2
- USDA HACCP information
- HACCP information (University of California Food Safety)
HACCP Training Schedule
|Class / Dates||City||Location||Information|
|HACCP May 7–8, 2015||Kodiak||Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center||Kodiak workshop|
|HACCP May 11–13, 2015||Port Heiden—canceled||—||—|
|HACCP May 12-13, 2015||Sitka||Seafood Producers Coop - 507 Katlian||Sitka workshop|
Secure online registration is offered via each class's workshop page. A printable registration form also is available.
For more information, call Beverly Bradley at the Anchorage MAP office at (907) 274-9691 or Chris Sannito at 907-486-1535 or e-mail Chris Sannito.
Advance registration is required.
If there are not enough students, the course will be canceled and the full course fee refunded.