The Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) in Hampton provides core research, outreach, and extension services to the Virginia seafood processing industry and other sections of the food industry. Below is a list of the food safety trainings available, related seafood safety and quality, sanitation, Allergen controls, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, in English and Spanish. If you are interested in attending any of these trainings or would like to schedule one, call our office at 757-727-4861 for more information. Also, check our website for information on upcoming training dates.
Some trainings do have a cost that covers certificate fees, books, and materials. Costs are kept to a minimum to encourage participation.
Certificates and Training Letters
Certificates are issued by the organization when attendance requirements have been completed. Certificates can be used for regulatory as wells as third–party audits training verification requirements.
Training letters are issued by the Seafood AREC. Training letters can be used for regulatory as well as third–party audits training verification requirements.
Training Dates and Location
AREC Location: Trainings are provided at our AREC located at 102 South King Street, Hampton, Va. 23669
Onsite: Companies can request these trainings to be provided at their place of business. You will need to call and check instructor availability.