Advanced Fish Quality Assessment Management Course - WC 2nd March 2015

Date and venue: This course was successfully delivered at the Food Technology Centre, Llangefni (LL77 7XA) on Anglesey, North Wales starting on Monday 2nd March 2015.

Course Status: Delivered

Delivered by: Adrian Barratt, senior quality assessment trainer will deliver the five day programme. Paul Neve, quality assessment trainer will support the delivery of the programme.

Course costs: £1,000 per person. 11 persons attended from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Funding: Women and work funding was successfully applied to this programme.

Booking form: available here. Please complete and send to Lee Cooper before making payment (see below).

Participant Essentials: Please bring along your own whites and wellingtons, unless you wish to use disposables. Tea and Coffee will be provided free of charge, and lunches will also be provided. Normal food handling hygiene and H&S procedures will be in effect throughout the course. Joining instructions will be issued prior to the course by the course administrator. Your administrator for the course is Paul Neve.

Course Outline:

Monday: Theory sessions covering quality assessment, setting up assessment teams, plus practical taste calibration exercise and fish quality quiz;

Tuesday: Practical assessment of white fish quality (Cod);

Wednesday: Practical assessment of flatfish quality (Plaice etc);

Thursday: Practical assessment of oil rich fish quality (various species), plus using other assessment schemes (theory);

Friday; Standardisation of assessment practices (theory), Assessment of locally sourced (mostly supermarket) fish products (practical), review and discussions.

Timings: Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 16:00, Friday 08:30 - 13:00

An example of the Advanced programme is available here.

Course Background

This was the 12th Seafish advanced quality assessment training course delivered by Adrian Barratt since the course was developed in 2008. The course has remained largely unchanged since it was launched, apart from minor amendments to timings etc. Feedback from the course has been excellent with most participants able to apply their new knowledge and skills almost at once within in their job roles and workplaces. Several participants have gone on to administer advanced courses on behalf of Seafish in other regions, and at least two participants have become approved trainers as a result of course attendance.

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