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2018 Food Safety Summit designed to connect the dots

Food producers, distributors, sellers, researchers, regulators and consumers are connected in ways that do not easily translate from one point to another on the food safety landscape, but organizers of the 2018 Food Safety Summit say it’s about time for things to stop getting lost in translation. “This year the Food Safety Summit has organized… Continue Reading

FDA Shares Its FSMA Training Strategy

In order for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to be successfully implemented, training is key. Employees in the food industry are ultimately responsible for getting the training they need to comply with FSMA rules, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a plan for facilitating this training, along with the help of… Continue Reading

FDA Announces Food-Safety Education Grants for Small Farms, Processors

On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a competitive grant program to fund food-safety training, education and technical assistance consistent with standards being established under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has joined in the program targeted at small farm… Continue Reading

Training Teachers Helps Students Learn Food Safety

One way to teach kids about food safety and nutrition is to teach their teachers. That’s the idea behind a training program the Food and Drug Administration has been running for the past 15 years. “Science and Our Food Supply” is a week-long program held in the summer that brings together teachers from all over… Continue Reading

Lack of Time Biggest Obstacle to Food Safety Training, Survey Shows

A survey of food manufacturers around the world shows that the biggest barrier to proper food safety training is finding the time to do it. The Global Food Safety Training Survey 2013, published Thursday by a partnership of four food safety support companies, includes feedback from 649 food and drink producers around the world. Over… Continue Reading

The Future of the Professional Food Safety Workforce

Opinion

The safety of our food supply is dependent on a core group of professionals at the federal, state and local levels of government, as well as professionals working in the food industry. Ironically, despite its importance, we have incomplete knowledge about the food safety workforce in the United States. In fact, although studies are supposedly… Continue Reading

NRA Works on Food Safety Training in China

National Restaurant Association (NRA) representatives traveled to China last month to promote food safety, according a recent update by the association. A recent update by NRA said the trip was as an opportunity to “further discuss the importance of food safety training” with both industry and government. “We are pleased to continue to develop our… Continue Reading

International School for Food Protection: 21st Century’s Food Industry Classroom?

Opinion

The newly opened International School for Food Protection (ISFP) was developed to provide an environment different from traditional professional adult learning experiences. A spokesman said, “The School management team recognizes that experienced food professionals are generally well-versed in their core scientific knowledge, academic education and work experiences. We want to build on their working food… Continue Reading