Idaho Food Safety Cooperative Program

     As of September 2018, the Food Safety Modernization Act or FSMA requires ALL food processors, including small ones (less than 500 employees), 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 will also allow you to grow into national, regional, or local markets such as Walmart, Costco, Albertsons, Whole Foods or your local Co-op.

     The IFSC 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.  Funded by a grant for a limited time, the Idaho Food Safety Cooperative (IFSC) Program is worth nearly $10,000 to each participant. The program includes:

  1. Food Safety Gap Assessment of your operation
  2. Attendance at one of our PCQI Human Food Courses
  3. 26 Short Asynchronous, Self-Paced Training Courses
  4. Templates needed to create your FSMA Compliant Food Safety Plan
  5. Ten hours of 1-1 consulting to help you put the finishing touches on your Food Safety plan
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE
  • Small food processing companies with fewer than 500 employees.
  • Each company team of up to 3 people must include at least one person with “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI) training. (Attend one of our PCQI Courses free of charge)
  • 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.

2021 is our last year to be able to offer this course at a 100% Subsidy for Idaho Food Manufacturers so join us if you're able!  Contact CatherineCantley@techhelp.org or JannaHamlett@techhelp.org for your coupon code.