Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)

Web Course

Custom Processing


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This web course will introduce participants to the custom processing of all types of meats and fish for human consumption and related terminology.  The course will describe both current processing methods and emerging and lesser-known processes.  The hazards and control measures associated with custom meat and fish processing will be described. 


The cost for this web course is $100.00US or you can choose three (3) courses for $250.00US.


The course is a self-paced, web-based course that will introduce personnel to the processes utilized for custom processing meats and fish. The course will describe recognized-as-safe methods for all types of meat and fish products not amenable to the United States Meat and Poultry Products Inspection Act and fish products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration in small to medium processing facilities.  Handling procedures, processing functions and the appropriate controls for ensuring the safety of custom processed food products will be described.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is industry and federal, state, tribal, territorial and local food inspectors. 

Course Progression

Each module should take 1 hour to complete and may be completed at the participant’s own pace.  Participants must complete all 6 modules before taking the course post-test.

This self-paced course will be delivered using PowerPoint-style presentations designed by content experts, video scenarios for participant review, interactive activities in each module and other resources for participants to review. 

A multiple choice post-test will be administered at the end of module 6. The post-test will be available to participants who complete all 6 modules. A minimum score of 70% is required for passing and to permit participants to download the completion certificate.

Technical Requirements

Operating System



Pop-up Blockers

Windows 8, 8.1

IE 9 or above

MS office viewer (Word, PPT, Excel)




Adobe PDF Reader 8 or above



Google Chrome

Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above


Mac OS X


Adobe PDF Reader for Mac




Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above


  Google Chrome    


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