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The Center for Dairy Research offers a number of outreach services to assist your company in your safety and quality efforts. These services include third party audits including GFSI, assistance with troubleshooting, crisis management, reviews of GMP, quality assurance and quality control programs as well as assistance through regulator liaison roles.

In addition to the basic outreach efforts, the program can also provide assistance to your company in regards to grading, analyzing defects in cheese and butter as well as assistance in butter manufacturing practices. Safety and Quality Program Coordinator, Alex O'Brien, primarily works with Wisconsin-based companies but can work out of state upon request.

Safety & Quality Short Courses

Food Safety Workshop (HACCP)
Food Safety (HACCP) is a one-day hands-on workshop designed to cover an introduction to HACCP in a plant setting.

Dairy Food Fraud Workshop
This course is designed to introduce dairy manufacturers and dairy industry-adjacent manufacturers to the concept of food fraud.

Advanced Preventative Controls
This course is meant for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals looking for more explanation and detail on the 4 Major Preventive
Controls of Process, Allergen, Supply-Chain and Sanitation.

CDR Short Courses

Foreign Material Prevention

CDR Safety & Quality Coordinator Alex O'Brien covers important topics like detecting and separating equipment in this article from the Dairy Pipeline newsletter.

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Alex O'Brien

Dairy Safety & Quality Coordinator