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 – the next offering of Food Safety Basics is being planned. Check back here for when the date is announced.

  2. FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course (PCQI Training) – January 28, 29 & 30, 2020. This 2.5-Day course is based on the curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). This course will be taught by Lead Instructors, who have been trained by the FSPCA in how to teach the FDA-recognized curriculum.Use this Eventbrite link for complete course details and to register for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fspca-preventive-controls-for-human-food-course-pcqi-training-tickets-72559181465
  3. Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Workshop - December 10-11, 2019. This hands-on training will introduce you to environmental foodborne pathogens, teach you how to collect swabs, walk you through case studies from the industry, provide guidance on establishing and designing a PEM program, and through small working groups provide you with opportunities to discuss effective controls and corrective action steps. Get full course details and register for tickets with this Eventbrite link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathogen-environmental-monitoring-workshop-tickets-72552326963

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.

 

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

Fridays @the FIC
  • Food Safety Basics training – a part of the Fridays @the FIC seminar series. Sign up here to receive email alerts when training dates are scheduled.
Food Safety Trainings
  • EMP workshops - Sign up here to receive an email when the registration opens for the Environmental Monitoring Program.
  • 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.
  • Pre-PCQI training (Introduction to PCQI training) – a 1 day course with an OSU certificate on completion. Sign up here to receive email alerts when training dates are scheduled.
  • PCQI/FSPCA training – a 2 ½ day training seminar with an AFDO certificate after completing the seminar.  Sign up here to receive email alerts when training dates are scheduled.