Food safety at the FIC

 

The Food Innovation Center offers education and training assistance to food processors, ranging from the beginner to advanced levels. Together with our partners at the Oregon State University campus and the Oregon Department of Agriculture, we offer programs that provide basic training in food safety, good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and advanced trainings needed to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements.

You could benefit from Food Safety Training if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Are you responsible for the safety of your food products?
  • Do you need to gain knowledge about the food law requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?
  • Do you need to write a food safety plan for your business and need training to become a Preventive Control Qualified Individual?
  • Do you need to understand the requirements for Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)?
  • Do you have employees that need additional training in food safety?
  • Are you considering starting a food business or are you a food entrepreneur getting started and need to learn more about safe food handling and manufacturing or just need a refresher on food safety?

Food Safety Training

The FIC has developed food safety trainings to help serve food entrepreneurs, start-ups, and industry members. 

  1. Food Safety Basics – dates TBD - 2 hour session.Use the link below to sign up for notifications when training dates are scheduled.  This training is a general overview on the microbial, physical properties, food handling practices, and cleaning and sanitizing practices that can affect the safety of processed foods.  This session is designed for entrepreneurs, new employees, seasoned employees that need a refresher and for those who are thinking about starting a food business. Cost $110.00.  Contact us at 503-872-6680 for more information or to register.

  2. Current Good Manufacture Practices (CGMP) - April 27, 2018. From 1:00 PM to 5:00PM. This training will cover the new Current Good Manufacturing Practices regulation written in the Food Safety Modernization Act. You will learn what you as an owner or operator of a food business are required to implement to manufacture food under the GMP rules. Cost $185.00.  Contact us at 503-872-6680 for more information or to register.

  3. Introduction to FSMA – May 04 or Jun 08, 2018. 2-1/2 hour session. This training has been developed to help small and very small businesses understand the regulation and to learn how they are required to come into compliance with FSMA.  Cost $110.00. Contact us at 503-872-6680 for more information or to register.
  4. Simplified Preventive Controls for Human Food (Pre-PCQI) Workshop – June 19, 2018. This workshop has been developed through the Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety (https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/wrfsc), and it is intended to introduce FSMA and basic food safety to small and very small food processors that may not be required or ready to take the 2.5-day standardized curriculum course developed by the FSPCA.  This workshop covers basics of food safety, introduction to FSMA and principles behind Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, exemptions, fundamentals of cGMPs, cleaning and sanitation, and developing a food safety plan.  Currently planned as a one-day workshop.  Cost: TBD.

 

Advanced Food Safety Training

The Food Innovation Center hosts multi-day workshops that train participants and allow them to obtain an FDA recognized training and certificate for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI). Our instructors are trained and certified to deliver the “standardized curriculum” from FSPCA that the FDA recognizes as adequate to meet the requirement for a PCQI.

FSMA PCQI Training is scheduled for May 9th-11th @the FIC.

Costs range from $575 - $625 for this 2-1/2 days training.

Are you interested in learning about future trainings? Sign up to receive email notifications once training dates are scheduled.

  • Food Safety Basics training - Sign up here to receive email alerts when training dates are scheduled.
  • GMPs training - Sign up here to receive email alerts when training dates are scheduled.
  • Introduction to FSMA training - Sign up here to receive email alerts when training dates are scheduled.
  • Introduction to PCQI training - Sign up here to receive email alerts when training dates are scheduled.