Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), the market leader in food safety testing and audit services, announced its Education Course Schedule for 2015, taught by certified trainers and industry professionals. The 2015 course line-up includes certified training programs for British Retail Consortium (BRC), Updates to BRC Issue 7, Safe Quality Food (SQF), HACCP Training, and Microbiology & Food Safety.

The Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7, is published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Originally developed in the UK Retail Market, it has acquired world-wide recognition as the framework for any business to produce a safe and quality product. 

The BRC Internal Auditor Course will focus on how to conduct internal audits in a facility against BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, ensuring a comprehensive audit system that is fundamental to food safety and product quality and providing confirmation that systems and procedures are operating effectively. 

The Internal Auditor Course is a one-day course; BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Introduction Course is a two-day course; and the combined course is a three-day program.

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Implementation & Internal Auditor Course Locations:

  • February 11-13, Fresno, CA
  • February 25-27, Columbus, OH
  • March 20-22, Denver, CO
  • September 2-4, San Antonio, TX


Updates to BRC Issue 7:This one day training will provide you with the necessary knowledge and updates to the BRC Standard Issue 7 that will be implemented July 1, 2015.

BRC Issue 7 Update Training Course Locations:

  • February 5, Denver, CO
  • February 10, Fresno, CA
  • February 19, Dallas, TX
  • February 24, Columbus, OH
  • March 11, Atlanta, GA
  • April 23, San Antonio, TX
  • May 19, Denver, CO
  • September 1, San Antonio, TX


The two-day HACCP course, accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, is designed to educate individuals in HACCP systems development, implementation, and management. The educational course is ideal for Plant HACCP Team Members, Plant Management teams, corporate executives, and anyone whose job function will impact the facility HACCP Plan.

HACCP Certification Course Locations:

  • March 17-18, San Antonio, TX
  • May 6-7, Columbus, OH
  • July 16-17, Amarillo, TX
  • September 16-17, Dallas, TX


The SQF Training Course, taught by SQF licensed trainers, will prepare you to meet the SQF Practitioner requirements as defined in the SQF Code, Edition 7.2.  Based on the SQF Vision, the single most trusted source for global food safety and quality certification, participants will receive detailed instruction on the successful implementation and maintenance of a SQF System. This two-day course applies to all sectors of the food industry including primary production through distribution and is designed for plant management, quality personnel, or SQF practitioner.

SQF Training Course Locations:

  • April 8-9, Dallas, TX
  • June 23-24, Columbus, OH
  • October 8-9, Los Angeles, CA


The Microbiology & Food Safety one-day course provides the fundamentals of food microbiology and an understanding of how microorganisms can be controlled in a food processing environment. Developed as a review of microbiology fundamentals for experienced personnel and those working in the food processing environment, this course raises awareness of the importance of process control, hygiene, and sanitation.

Microbiology & Food Safety Course Locations:

  • March 11, San Antonio, TX
  • April 15, Green Bay, WI
  • May 6, Fresno, CA
  • June 3, Phoenix, AZ
  • July 8, Los Angeles, CA
  • August 5, Dallas, TX
  • September 9, Columbus, OH
  • October 14, Atlanta, GA

Registration includes all course materials, lunch, and Certificate of Completion. Special discounts are available. To register, visit or contact FSNS for more information at 888-525-9788 x 239 or e-mail with custom course requirements.