University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-recognized food safety certification workshop beginning June 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the UMaine Extension office in Bangor. The 20-hour workshop continues 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 27 and 8 a.m to noon on June 28.

Workshop topics include how to create an FDA-compliant food safety plan, how to conduct a hazard analysis, and guidelines for creating effective monitoring programs with corrective actions and required documentation. Participants who complete the training will be certified as a preventive controls qualified individual according to the FDA preventive controls regulations.

The fee is $250 for Maine businesses, $500 for out-of-state businesses, and includes meals and all training materials.

For more information, contact Theresa Tilton at 207-942-7396 or

Source: UMaine Extension.