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MS Department of Marine Resources Offering Food Safety Workshops

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Seafood Technology Bureau will be conducting two food safety workshops at the Bolton State Building in Biloxi.

The first workshop is Basic Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) to be held August 15-17th. The purpose of this course is to educate seafood dealers, processors, and employees about hazards which can be introduced in seafood and the preventive measures that are used to control these hazards. The workshop is free for Mississippi residents and $125 for out-of-state residents.

The second workshop, Basic Sanitation Control Procedures, will be held on September 5th. This workshop is designed to provide information about safe seafood practices through the implementation and monitoring of sanitary control procedures. This workshop is free for Mississippi residents and $75 for out-of-state residents.

Both workshops are made possible through a grant from the Mississippi Tidelands Trust Fund Program. Mississippi students, as well as seafood industry and restaurant employees, are encouraged to attend. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants, and refreshments will be provided. All participants will receive an Association of Food and Drug Officials certificate upon completion of the course.

For more information, please contact Mai Dang at (228) 523-4081 or

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at

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