DSFederal road trip: Training in Lansing, MI; and Portland, OR


DSFederal Senior Instructional System Designer Curtis Miller is on the road this week and next, conducting pilot sessions for the FD372 Milk Plant Sanitation and Inspection course in Lansing, Michigan; and the FD375 Dairy Farm Sanitation and Inspection course in Portland, Oregon.


DSFederal worked with FDA experts to create these multi-media training courses for regulatory inspectors. FD372 was developed to provide inspectors with the knowledge and skills they need to evaluate and inspect sanitary conditions at milk plants, based on requirements of the Pasteurization Milk Ordinance, 3A Sanitary Standards, and other applicable guidelines. With a combination of classroom lectures, discussions, exercises, audiovisuals, quizzes and a field trip to a milk processing plant, the students (Federal, state, and local inspectors from locations throughout the United States) learn the latest on inspection techniques, equipment and process control; how to identify chemical, biological and physical hazards; current quality assurance concepts, and milk processing sanitary procedures.

FD375 Dairy Farm Sanitation and Inspection uses a combination of lectures, demonstrations, PowerPoint presentations, case studies, and student presentations to teach inspectors how to evaluate basic and complex dairy farm systems. dairy farm equipment, instrumentation, and systems. Students perform hands-on practical sessions and visit dairy farms to gain first-hand understanding of product flows and inspection processes. This course also covers inspection techniques, equipment and process control; identifying chemical, biological and physical hazards; current quality assurance concepts, and dairy farm sanitary procedures.

Curtis is not only an accomplished designer of technical training materials for adult learners; he is also a classroom instructor with a background in secondary education and extensive experience teaching adult learners. A native of Wisconsin, Curtis also has first-hand knowledge of the milk industry, having grown up on a dairy farm. Curtis writes: "The Federal, state, and local regulators work to protect public safety and maintain the integrity of our food supply. DSFederal's training team is honored to develop these curriculum resources with the assistance of subject matter experts, and to provide coursework and take-home resources that help them to do their jobs better." DSFederal is pleased to offer industry-leading training and course content, with the help of experts like Curtis.

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2019 Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame 

2019 NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Award of Excellence

2017 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year 

2017 Washington Business Journal Top Small Technology Company

2017 Washington Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business"

2017 Top 100 MBE

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