Food safety at the FIC

Food safety is a critical requirement for any food company — you are responsible for the safety of your food products. To do this effectively, processors need to understand food safety practices and how they apply or affect the production of their food products. 

Here at the Food Innovation Center we offer education and training assistance to food processors, ranging from the beginner to advanced levels. Together with our partners at the Oregon State University 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.

After training, you will understand the fundamentals of food safety, be able to identify hazards and apply preventive controls that will enhance food safety in your facility. 


Basic Food Safety Training

Fridays@FIC, our beginners workshop series serving food entrepreneurs, start-ups, and industry members, teaches basic food safety laws and concepts.  

Advanced Food Safety Training

The Food Innovation Center can host multi-day workshops that train participants and allow them to obtain an FDA-approved training and certificate for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI). Our instructors are trained and certified to deliver FDA-approved FSPCA and PSA standardized curricula.

Interested in future trainings for PCQI or GMP? Sign up here to receive email alerts when training dates are scheduled.


Attending the Fridays@FIC workshop is $110 per session. Advanced food safety training costs vary, depending on scope of work. Contact us at 503-872-6680 for more information or to register.