Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)

Web Course



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This web course will provide food safety inspection officers with basic knowledge of the hazards and preventive controls associated with selling and/or serving molluscan shellfish at a retail food establishment. The course will introduce public health hazards associated with live shellfish; proper receiving, handling and storage practices for molluscan shellfish at retail; requirements and practices for operating live shellfish tanks at retail; control measures to reduce the potential for food borne illness associated with molluscan shellfish; and measures to facilitate trace backs. The responsibilities of industry, federal, state and local agencies in the regulation of molluscan shellfish will be described.


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

If you are an employee of a U.S. federal, state, local, tribal or territorial government agency, with a valid government email address, the course is FREE until 12/31/2016. If you are a government employee and do not have a government email address, please contact Jessica Rickett at (865) 974-6530 or on how to receive the course for free.


The course is a self-paced, web-based course that will introduce the hazards and preventive controls associated with selling and/or serving molluscan shellfish at a retail food establishment. The course will describe the hazards, control measures, and responsibilities of industry and food safety officials to ensure the safety of live molluscan shellfish in commerce.

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 4. The post-test will be available to participants who complete all 4 modules. A minimum score of 83.96% 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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