The Sanitation Control Procedures training is intended to assist the seafood industry in developing and implementing “Sanitation Control Procedures” as mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is commonly known as the “Seafood HACCP Regulation” which became effective December 18, 1997. Since this date, seafood processors have been required to ‘monitor’ sanitary control procedures used during processing in order to show their compliance with good sanitary conditions and practices.

The Virginia Seafood AREC offers a one-day Sanitation Control Procedures for Processing Fish and Fishery Products (SCP) training with the goal to educate seafood processors, packers, wholesales, importers, harvesters and warehouses about sanitation procedures. Participants who complete the course receive a certificate issued by AFDO, that fulfills the FDA requirements for seafood SCP training.


Dates: Monday, September 18, 2023

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Hampton, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 15 Rudd Ln, Hampton, VA 23669.

Breaks and lunch will be provided, please arrive on time.


You will be given the option during checkout to register as an Individual or as a Group.  If you select Group Registration, please follow these instructions to complete your checkout: Family/Group Instructions.


The course instructors are faculty and staff of the Virginia Seafood AREC and experts appointed by the FDA and AFDO. Opportunities will be provided by the staff during the course for specific questions and/or clarifications, which may occur individually or collectively.


Satisfactory completion of the course ensures that the participant is acquainted with:

  • An understanding of how to develop Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP)
  • Tools to develop, implement, monitor, correct, document, and verify SSOP

Participants who complete the course receive a certificate issued by AFDO, that fulfills the FDA requirements for seafood SCP training.

For more information, please visit: https://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/virginia-seafood/trainings.html

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Registration Deadline: September 11, 2023
Cost: $190.00 - includes the cost of the manual, certificate, materials, and coffee breaks
Payment Methods: Credit Cards Only
Refund Policy:  All payments are final and no refunds will be issued. However, a substitute can take the place of the person registered at no additional fee or the participant's class enrollment may be deferred once to another Virginia Seafood AREC - SCP course. Contact the lead instructor for more information.
Cancellation Policy: At the discretion of the lead instructor, a SCP class may require cancellation. If the class is cancelled, the lead instructor will notify individual class participants.  The lead instructor may reschedule the class. Participants may opt to defer their enrollment to the rescheduled class or request a full refund.
Advance registration is required. Space is limited, so please register early!

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the lead instructor: Katheryn Parraga at (757)727-4861 or kparraga@vt.edu.   


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