Food Safety/Disaster Training Opportunity in April

Food Safety Issues in the Event of Disasters: Practical Application

This course incorporates interactive and performance-based activities to address food safety issues commonly faced in the event of a disaster. Food safety response and recovery issues that will be covered include situational assessments, inspectional concerns, salvage and other mitigation strategies related to food retail and processing facilities impacted by a natural or man-made disaster.

Course length

Twelve (12) instructional hours (1 1/2 days). The course will run from 8a-5p on April 27, 2017 and 8a-12p on April 28, 2017.


The web-base course, Food Safety Issues in the Event of Disasters:  An Introduction is a pre-requisite for this course (3 hours plus exam). It is recommended, but not required, that participants have field inspection experience and basic food microbiology knowledge.


Dates: Thursday, 4/27/17, 8a-5p; Friday, 4/28/17, 8a-12p

Location: Federal Building Annex, Conference Rm B, Corner of 8th and C Street, Anchorage, AK 99513  You will need to pass through building security to enter.– bring a valid photo id.  Street parking—give yourself plenty of time.

Amenities: Coffee will be available during course. Lunch is not included (several restaurants nearby).

Registration: To register for this course, contact Lorinda Lhotka at (907)451-2119 or by email There is no fee for this course.

Note: funding for this course was made possible by the Food and Drug Administration through a grant in support of the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards.



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