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Food Quality, Safety, and Consumer Education

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The Virginia Tech Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center supports food safety in every level of the seafood supply chain — all the way to consumer education. (Photo by Keri Rouse | Virginia Tech)

The Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) in Hampton provides core research, outreach, and extension services to the Virginia seafood processing industry and other sections of the food industry. Extension specialists in our Food Safety Program work with businesses to ensure the quality and safety of their products by providing industry services through technical assistance and by delivering training in HACCP, FSMA, sanitation, and more. Training opportunities span seafood safety and quality, sanitation, Allergen controls, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, in English and Spanish.

Learn more below about services offered or register for upcoming training opportunities. Call our office at 757-727-4861 for more information or check our website for updated information on upcoming training dates.

The Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) in Hampton provides core research, outreach, and extension services to the Virginia seafood processing industry and other sections of the food industry. Below is a list of the food safety trainings available, related seafood safety and quality, sanitation, Allergen controls, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, in English and Spanish. If you are interested in attending any of these trainings or would like to schedule one, call our office at 757-727-4861 for more information. Also, check our website for information on upcoming training dates.