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Upcoming Workshops and Events

Program Contact: Kate Mikulak, Ag Program Coordinator
(360) 370-7664 •

Preventive Controls for Human Foods Training

Developing Food Safety Plans, Identifying and Managing Potential Hazards for Food Processors and Handlers

Who should attend: Highly recommended for all existing and prospective value-added food businesses who wish to develop a food safety plan. Required for non-exempt businesses* that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption according to the Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls Rule.

What is included: This two-part online and instructor-led course has been designed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). By successfully completing this course, you will meet the requirements as a FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Person who can manage a food safety preventive controls program in accordance with the Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Rule of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Topics Covered:

  • Food safety plan preparation
  • Good manufacturing practices & other prerequisite programs
  • Biological, chemical, physical & economically motivated food safety hazards
  • Hazard analysis & preventive controls determination
  • Process, Food Allergen, Sanitation, & Supply Chain preventive controls
    Verification & validation procedures
  • Record-keeping procedures
  • Recall plan

Please review the Blended Course Information Packet for additional information:


Part 1: Online – Start Now! Self-Directed Online through FSPCA – must complete to attend part 2. Give yourself at least 4 weeks to complete. Enroll for Part 1 Online Modules by using the Blended Course Info Packet PDF on page 2. Fee is $208.00 to FSPCA.
Once enrolled, you can begin the course immediately.

Part 2: In-personJune 15, 2022, 8:30am – 5pm.  $10 fee  REGISTER HERE   DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 23, 2022 San Juan Island Grange: 152 First St N, Friday Harbor, WA.    Instructor: Dr. Girish Ganjyal, WSU Extension Food Processing Specialist
You must complete Part 1 to take Part 2. Upon completion of Part 1 online, you will receive an Enrollment Ticket and a Completion Email. Present either the Enrollment Ticket/Completion Email from FSPCA to Kate Mikulak, prior to June 15th.

Scholarships are available for Part 2. Travel stipends are also available for San Juan County residents. To request a scholarship or stipend or for further information, please contact the San Juan Islands Ag Guild at or 360-378-0095.

*Review this National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Flow Chart for the Preventive Controls (Facility) Rule to determine if your operation qualifies for an exemption:

Please contact Kate Mikulak, WSU SJC Ag Program Coordinator, or 360-370-7664, with questions.


WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact: Kate Mikulak, or 360 370-7664 at least one week prior to the event.

Local Forage Research Field Walk

Join us for an informal field walk to discuss our ongoing research into the impact of organic fertilizer and no-till seeding on forage productivity, quality, and species composition. We will visit established trial plots, talk about what we have seen so far, and have some time for questions and discussion with other producers. Information about the San Juan Islands Conservation District no-till drill rental program, cost share and the Voluntary Stewardship Program will also be available.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

May 9th, 2022
Dill Rd – Lopez Island
140 Sweetbrier Ln

May 16th, 2022
Beaverton Preserve – San Juan Island
Roche Harbor Rd

May 23, 2022
Coffelt Farm Preserve – Orcas Island
1071 Crow Valley Rd

Free – registration required. REGISTER HERE

Questions please contact: Kate Mikulak, WSU San Juan County Extension Ag Program Coordinator,, 360-370-7664

Research supported by a Washington State University-Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources BIOAg Grant, Improving Forage Quantity and Quality through Organic Fertilizer and No-Till Seeding in Western Washington