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Organic Trade Association and NSF International Announce “HACCP for the Organic Professional” Training

Professional training to educate food safety, operations and certification professionals about HACCP principles and how they apply to organic operations

Angela Jagiello
(802) 275-3831
January 30, 2012
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(ANN ARBOR, MI and BRATTLEBORO, VT) – The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and NSF International’s Training and Education Division have announced their offering of a two-day intensive program entitled, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) for the Organic Professional. The workshop is an essential resource for companies committed to maintaining both certified organic and food safety standards. 

The course will be offered March 7-8, 2012, prior to Natural Products Expo West 2012, in Anaheim, CA.

The professional training provides instruction in the seven principles of HACCP and how they relate to organic certification programs. It will also teach participants how to write and implement HACCP plans in organic food environments. It is designed for individuals responsible for organic and food safety programs in small- to medium-sized processing facilities, and those responsible for the communications messaging of these facilities. The coursework and hands-on experience provided are also highly relevant for organic certifiers and inspectors.

HACCP for the Organic Professional participants will receive two full days of professional instruction, the NSF HACCP Manager Training Manual, which includes the Codex Alimentarius, as well as a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course. The fee for registration is $799 for OTA members and $875 for non-members.

Additional information and registration details are available at

About OTA 
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members (


About NSF International 
NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects ( Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 120 countries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional NSF services include safety audits for the food and water industries, NSF Education and Training programs and organic certification provided by QAI (Quality Assurance International).