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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 know 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 School of Nutrition and Food Sciences offers a one day Sanitation Control Procedures for Processing Fish and Fishery Products (SCP) training designed 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.
Training in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is mandated for the seafood processors by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Basic HACCP courses teach the principles of HACCP and empower processors to develop HACCP plans specific for each seafood product they handle or produce.
The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences offers a two and a half day basic Seafood HACCP training designed to educate seafood processors, packers, wholesales, importers, harvesters and warehouses about seafood safety. Participants who complete the course receive a certificate issued by AFDO, that fulfills the FDA requirements for seafood HACCP training and USDA requirements for HACCP training targeting Siluriformes.
The Town of Delcambre, Louisiana, located about 20 miles southwest of Lafayette, is home to one of the area’s most productive shrimp fleets. The town devotes an entire weekend to honor this economic lifeblood. Events include a shrimp cook-off, queens pageants, fais-do-do’s, food booths, carnival rides, and the blessing of the shrimp boat fleet. There’s plenty of fun for “kids” of all ages and lots to see, hear, and EAT!
The Delcambre Shrimp Festival is home to one of the best 5-day festivals in South Louisiana. The festival has gained it’s popularity by providing a variety of delicious dishes and top notch entertainment including National Recording Artists. Enjoy signature shrimp dishes like boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, shrimp sauce piquante, shrimp salad and many more. Each and every shrimp dish consumed at the festival is prepared by volunteer members of the festival association. If you’re not in the mood for shrimp, the festival also offers a variety of other “festival” foods, cold beer, cold drinks and water. Souvenirs, t-shirts, hats, posters, etc…
Visit the Delcambre Shrimp Festival webpage at www.shrimpfestival.net for more information.
Louisiana’s National Hunting and Fishing Day events are free. Each location’s event varies but all include exhibits on LDWF’s research and conservation efforts, shooting and fishing demonstrations, and exhibits from local chapters of Ducks Unlimited, the Safari Club, and the Coastal Conservation Association, as well as local businesses. Attendees can try their skills at the shooting ranges, fishing ponds, and boating activities and learn about wildlife with live animal demonstrations.
- Baton Rouge: Waddill Outdoor Education Center — 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
- Minden: Bodcau Shooting Range — 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
- Monroe: Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge — TBD
- Woodworth: Woodworth Shooting Range — 8:00 AM 1:30 PM
Tour du Teche 135 is an annual race for canoes, kayaks, pirogues (the traditional Cajun canoe), and SUP’s along the entire length of Bayou Teche in southwestern Louisiana, a total of 135 miles (217 kilometers) including small sections of Bayou Courtableau and the Atchafalaya River. It’s a three-day staged race beginning the first Friday in October.
Shake Your Trail Feather is an annual festival celebrating the 130-mile-long Bayou Teche National Paddle Trail. The 10th Annual Festival will take place on October 16 in scenic Breaux Bridge at Parc des Ponts. Live music in the park starts at noon with crowd favorites Stop the Clock (noon-1:30 p.m.), Bonsoir, Catin (2-3:30 p.m.) and Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express (4- 6 p.m.). The event is free, but we encourage you to buy the annual festival pin to show your support for the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail. Included at the park are kids’ activities, artisans, food and drink and a Heritage Tent with ecological and cultural speakers. We also plan to have a Best Bird costume contest, so come with your beaks and feathers on!
This free event includes lunch (with advance registration).
Stay tuned for more information on speakers, door prizes and more!
Workshops will run throughout the day, in conjunction with a trade show that features hands-on demonstrations on safety, innovative handling and processing equipment, gear and techniques.
Produced by Louisiana Sea Grant, LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries – with their industry partners – it is part of the Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF) education initiative.