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HACCP Course Aims to Aid Organic Businesses

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and NSF International’s Training and Education division are joining forces to offer a two-day HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) course aimed to help the organic sector maintain both certified organic and food safety standards. The two-day training course will be offered March 9-10, 2011, as a prequel to… Continue Reading

PMA, Sysco Bring Food Safety Training to Orlando

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA), Sysco Corporation and Primuslabs.com will hold a local grower training in Orlando, FL on October 13. The one-day workshop is designed to help local growers explore the challenges of implementing a company food safety plan, meet the requirements of restaurant and retail outlets, and above all, protect their business and bottom… Continue Reading

Q&A: Food Protection Training Institute

PART II of our conversation with Jerry Wojtala, executive director of the International Food Protection Training Institute The President’s 2011 federal budget was recently amended to include an $8 million request to fund the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI), a non-profit organization dedicated to career-spanning food protection training for state and local food protection… Continue Reading

Bill Funds Food Inspector Training

The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) announced today that the Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations bill passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives provides $1 million for the institute to train state and local food safety inspectors. IFPTI, located in Battle Creek, Michigan, opened in 2009.  The institute is a 509(c)3 non-profit organization… Continue Reading