Posted by William Mullane | February 23, 2017
14 Aug 2019 - 01: pm to 6 Nov 2019 - 04: pm
Funded by a grant for a limited time, the Idaho Food Safety Cooperative (IFSC) Program is a GIFT to small food manufacturers that is worth nearly $4,000. The program includes:
- Free Food Safety Gap Assessment of your operation – $400
- Free training and templates needed to create your FSMA Compliant Food Safety Plan – $2400
- Six complimentary hours of 1-1 consulting to help create of your FS plan – $1000
As of September 2018, ALL food processors, including small ones (>100 employees & >$1M in sales), are REQUIRED to have a food safety plan that includes an analysis of hazards and risk-based preventive controls to minimize or prevent identified hazards. Having a proper food safety plan is also needed if you plan to grow into national, regional, or local markets such as Walmart, Costco, Albertsons, Whole Foods or the Boise Co-op.
If you are ready to create your plan, WE CAN HELP. We are looking for six small food processing companies to participate in the first cohort of our 6-part Idaho Food Safety Cooperative (IFSC) that begins August 14 at Boise State. This course will give you the knowledge, templates, training, and coaching needed to create a Food Safety Plan that puts you in compliance with new regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The $2,400 cost of this program WILL BE REFUNDED if you COMPLETE the program and your food safety plan. We will offer you 6 hours of 1-1 consulting to help you complete your plan!
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE ***
- Small food processing companies with fewer than 100 employees and less than $1 Million in Gross Revenue.
- Each company team of up to 3 people must include at least one person with PCQI training.
- Each company must complete a FREE TechHelp Food Safety Gap Assessment before class. (We can help with this) **
- Companies are welcome to enroll up to 3 people in the course. At least ONE person must attend each session.
** Contact Catherine Cantley to find out how you can complete PCQI training & a Gap Assessment prior to the program.
FOOD SAFETY WORKSHOP SESSIONS
The course begins on August 14 and will meet from 1-5 PM during 6 sessions at Boise State. Between sessions, you will apply class learning at work as you build the segments of your food safety plan.
- Workshop 1: Food Safety Program Management
- Workshop 2: Food Safety Program Basics
- Workshop 3: Assessing Food Safety Risk
- Workshop 4: Building Your Food Safety Plan- Part 1
- Workshop 5: Building Your Food Safety Plan- Part 2
- Workshop 6: Building a Recall Plan
WHAT YOU GET AND HOW IT WORKS
- Move through the program in parallel with a cohort of 4-5 other companies.
- Develop your company’s food safety plan collaboratively during 6-afternoon sessions.
- Between classes, you will have access to 1-1 Expert Coaching as you work on your plan at your facility.
- Learn about FSMA and the components of a food safety plan.
- Participate in simulation activities to practice documentation, auditing, and writing policies & procedures.
You will come away from the course with a comprehensive food safety plan that will include all the FDA-Required sections, as per the FSMA rule.
HELPFUL REFERENCES & TEMPLATES WILL BE PROVIDED TO HELP YOU CREATE YOUR FOOD SAFETY PLAN