Methods of handling waste and pests properly are essential to almost every aspect of the food industry. In this course, you will learn the best practices for removing food wastes as well as the consequences of improper disposal. This course also covers how to effectively manage common pests that people in the food industry encounter. This course can help you make sure that your business is running in the most effective and hygienic way it can be.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.
Dr. Tamla Blunt is a Plant Pathologist/Research Associate at Colorado State University in the Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Department. Dr. Blunt is a Plant Pathologist by training, but currently has dual roles in the department in both plant pathology and food safety training. Dr. Blunt has Lead Instructor certification for both Preventive Control Qualified Individual for both Human Food and Animal Food in the FSMA regulations. Her training also includes basic SQF and HACCP as well as instructor training for the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA. Dr. Blunt is familiar with a variety of plants that include greenhouse, forest, landscape, turf, and cropping situations and the associated disorders that accompany many of these plants. Dr. Blunt also teaches Landscape Plant Health Care, Plant Propagation, and Pesticide Safety and Use at Front Range Community College campuses in Westminster and Fort Collins, CO. At Colorado State University, she teaches Online Horticulture Pathology classes (BSPM355A, B, C) and assists with Elements of Plant Pathology (BSPM361), a resident instruction class.