MDMR to hold seafood safety workshop in Hattiesburg

16-52-MMS| July 20, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will hold a seafood safety workshop July 27-29 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg.


During the class, employees in the Seafood Technology Bureau will teach the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point program, which is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


HACCP is a science-based program that helps seafood processors set up control measures to help prevent, eliminate or reduce biological, chemical and physical hazards to seafood. Participants will learn to identify and evaluate critical points during production, processing, handling and distributing to help ensure seafood is safe.


This course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 27-28 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 29. Attendance is recommended for students, seafood workers and restaurant workers.


To register, contact Mai Dang at 228-523-4081 or or Jeff Davis at 228-523-4062 or The workshop is limited to 12 students and is free for Mississippi residents. Cost for out-of-state residents is $125. Anyone interested is asked to register by 4 p.m. Friday, July 22.


The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at