|The Inspection Methods course covers the essential FSIS inspection verification tasks for newly promoted or newly hired CSIs and PHVs. This course provides training on PHIS, and includes hands-on practice using the PHIS system. This course focuses on the essential knowledge needed for these positions; some of the major topics covered are: the PHIS establishment profile and the task calendar; sanitation, Hazard Analysis Verification, HACCP verification, sampling, sanitary dressing procedures, humane handling, raw, ready-to-eat, and shelf stable product hazards and preventive measures, the Listeria regulations, export certification, and food defense.
The Inspection Methods training course integrates all of the previous Food Safety Regulatory Essentials (FSRE) courses and the Public Health Information System (PHIS) training into one course. Once trained, the CSI or PHV will have the basic knowledge to cover any in-plant assignment for their position, regardless of the processing categories. The exception is thermal processing (canning) which is a separate training course. (Files provided in PDF format)