Below you will find general information about upcoming workshops sponsored by the Western Dairy Center, including the the GMP, HACCP, and SQF workshops. To view or download registration forms, click here.

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Workshop

David Irish, Western Dairy Center

Tuesday May 12th 10 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday May 13th 9 am to 4 pm
Thursday May 14th 9 am to 2 pm

In order for HACCP to be successful, proper understanding and implementation of prerequisite programs, including GMP, must be in place. The GMP Workshop will provide the necessary training to insure solid, basic understanding of current good manufacturing practices, sanitation standard operating procedures, product identification, traceability and recall, preventative maintenance, education & training. The workshop will include classroom lecture, hands-on demonstrations and specific topic breakout sessions.


Brian Nummer, Utah State University Extension

Tuesday May 19th 10 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday May 20th 9 am to 4 pm
Thursday May 21st 9 am to 2 pm

HACCP is an internationally recognized food safety system. This course curriculum will provide online and hands-on training to develop and implement a HACCP system. The course will feature a general review of HACCP and then break out into groups: meat /poultry HACCP, dairy/ juice HACCP, and FDA foods HACCP (e.g. acidified foods, delis, etc.).


Allen Sayler, International Dairy Foods Association

Wednesday, May 27th, 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday, May 28th, 8 am to 5 pm

IDFA's SQF Certified Practitioner Workshop for Dairy and Juice Products utilizes the latest Safe Quality Food Institute's (SQFI) training material, plus our own extensive experience with dairy and juice HACCP training, to provide comprehensive instruction on the implementation of SQF 2000 Code (Edition #6) requirements for dairy and juice processing plants. The workshop is designed to meet the training and certication requirements established by SQFI for Certified Practitioners. Successful completion of this workshop will provide participants with a certicate attesting to their knowledge of the SQF 2000 Code and will help companies to meet all SQF supplier training requirements evaluated during SQF-based third-party audits. SQF is one of four food safety and auditing systems recognized by the independent Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) that is being mandated by many U.S. food retailers for their suppliers.

Registration Form

For a brochure containing this information, including how to register, click here to view or download a PDF version of this information.