Organic Inspector Training
Jim Riddle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 4 Apr 1996 19:01:32 -0600
>From: email@example.com (Jim Riddle)
>Subject: Organic Inspector Training
>Dear sanet colleagues:
>I am the training coordinator for the Independent Organic Inspectors
Association, a nonprofit professional association of organic farm and
process inspectors. We have over 200 members from 12 different countries.
We publish an annual Membership Directory and a quarterly newsletter, "The
Inspectors Report". We have also published an Organic Inspection Manual and
Appendix which have been very well received in the organic community.
>I would like to subscribe to sanet-mg. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
>I would also you to send me the sanet-mg catalog.
>Would you please post the following announcement on the sanet, or tell me
how to post it? Thanks.
> Independent Organic Inspectors Association
> Route 3, Box 162C, Winona, MN 55987
> Ph/fax: 507-454-8310 E-mail: email@example.com
>March 8, 1996
>The Independent Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA), in conjunction with
the Organic Growers of Michigan (OGM) and the Organic Crop Improvement
Association (OCIA), will be offering Organic Inspector Training courses
April 14-19, 1996, at the Crowne Plaza, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
>The course consists of two units; Organic Farm Inspector Training, April
14-16, 1996, and Organic Process Inspector Training, April 17-19, 1996.
Persons may attend either one or both of the units, provided that they meet
the IOIA course acceptance criteria.
>The Organic Farm Inspector Training course includes instruction on the
certification process, how to inspect a farm, organic standards, inspection
of on-farm processing, audit trail requirements, regulatory requirements,
risk assessment, livestock inspection, investigative skills, inspection
report writing, and confidentiality and ethics.
>The Organic Process Inspector Training course includes instruction on
conducting processing facility inspections, organic processing/handling
standards, organic quality management, HACCP, audit trail, regulatory
requirements, facility pest management, product labeling, inspection report
writing, and inspector protocol.
>Inspection field trips are an integral part of all IOIA training courses.
Participants in the farm inspector course will choose between inspecting a
grain/bean farm, a produce farm and a mixed livestock operation. During the
process inspection course, attendees will visit either a grain milling or
soy processing facility. Courses conclude with a written test.
Certificates of completion are given to those who pass the written
assignments and tests.
>IOIA is recognized by organic certification agencies and governing bodies
worldwide for providing comprehensive organic inspector training. This
course promises to live up to that reputation. It will be a stimulating and
challenging event, bringing together experienced organic inspectors,
certification agency representatives, government officials and leading
organic farmers and processors.
>If you have further questions about this event, other IOIA training
courses, IOIA publications or IOIA membership, do not hesitate to call or
fax 507-454-8310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.