Upcoming Events & Trainings

Upcoming Events & Training


ONLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES


Food Processing Metal Detector Operator Training

This online on-demand training teaches metal detector operators the proper calibration and use of metal detectors as well as the importance of metal detectors in ensuring the safety of the final product.  Interactive questions are embedded throughout the modules to test participant learning and emphasize important concepts. Supervisors may purchase bulk registrations at a discounted rate and monitor employee progress as they complete the training. For more information contact us sef@gmaonline.org.
 

UPCOMING TRAININGS & EVENTS


Free Webinar Series: Hot Topics Related to Food and Beverage Exports in Emerging Markets
Part Two: The Evolution of FSSAI: How the Indian Regulator is Upgrading Regulations
November 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST

The regulatory landscape for the food and beverage industry is becoming increasingly complex across the globe. Manufacturers must be familiar with global, regional and national regulatory bodies and their respective safety standards which can vary from country to country, to be fully compliant and to protect brand integrity. To help GMA member companies keep up with evolving regulations, the GMA SEF, in partnership with Decernis, is presenting a series of three FREE webinars on food safety regulatory landscapes in three emerging markets: Latin America, India and China.


Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) Credential Exam Review Course at the Food Safety Consortium
November 28-29, 2017
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Illinois

The Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) is a credential by National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), and the GMA Science and Education Foundation is recognized by NEHA to be the exclusive industry trainer for the CCFS course. This 2-day course prepares trainers to take the CCFS credential exam.

The CCFS is a strong core credential for food safety professionals who work to assure food safety of human food by managing or evaluating food facilities and food manufacturing processes. This is accomplished by identifying hazards, conducting risk assessments, observing and training staff, assessing the physical facility, and assuring corrective measures are implemented to control hazards and prevent foodborne illnesses. this course introduces concepts of preventative controls along with other hazard mitigation strategies. The credential course will cover concepts as described in the job task analysis. The course utilizes different learning modalities from critical thinking to small group breakouts and videos to reinforce the participants' learning experience.

Cost: $700
 

 
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES 

 

Better Process Control School
This is a tailored company specific training in plants that pack and thermally process low-acid and acidified foods.  Subject areas include thermal processing system operations, microbiological food safety, equipment operations, and acidification and container closure evaluation. The course meets FDA and USDA regulations and is an important and valuable educational opportunity for operators, mid-level managers and employees of food processing plants that utilize thermal processing. Contact sef@gmaonline.org for a quote today. Our instructors are long time thermal processing specialists with years of experience in industry and we will work with your plants to schedule trainings that fits your needs. To schedule a course at your facility, contact us at sef@gmaonline.org.
 

Industrial Food Safety: Sanitation Operator Training - A Train-the-trainer Program, 3.5 Day Course
Recognized by Industry organizations, persons completing IFS: Sanitation Operator Training receive a lead instructor sanitation operator training certificate. A Sanitation Operator Training lead instructor oversees implementation of proper cleaning and sanitizing in a food manufacturing facility to ensure safe food production. After this Course, the participant will be able to teach operators and fellow practitioners the proper methods of cleaning and sanitizing of food manufacturing production lines, equipment, or facilities for safe food production.

PURPOSE: The Industrial Food Safety: Cleaning & Sanitizing Equipment & Facilities course is intended to provide job-seekers and front-line workers with a comprehensive overview of what is required to clean and sanitize food manufacturing equipment and facilities to ensure safe food production.

OVERVIEW: The course is comprised of 20 course modules (14 foundation level and 6 specialized level) and is instructor-led with facilitated discussions, activities, and hands-on practice to reinforce the objectives. An adult learning component will help participants understand different learning styles and how to use them when teaching.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
•Anyone having an interest, or who is currently involved in, cleaning and sanitizing food manufacturing production lines, equipment, or facilities.
•Anyone with training and supervisory responsibilities.

WHAT SETS OUR COURSE APART?
•Practitioner level
•Approved & designed by Industry experts from GMA member companies
•Course & assessments developed by the International Food Protection Training Institute
•Experts with over 20 years’ experience in the Industry
•Participants receive an instructor manual and one participant manual

For more information contact us sef@gmaonline.org.


Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS)
Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) is a credential for food safety professionals who work to assure food is safe for consumers by managing or evaluating food facilities and food manufacturing processes. This is accomplished by conducting risk assessments, observing and training staff, assessing the physical facility, and assuring corrective measures are implemented to control hazards and prevent foodborne illness.
 
The GMA SEF is recognized by the National Association for Environmental Health as the exclusive industry trainer for the Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) course. This 2.5 day course prepares food safety experts to take the CCFS Credential Exam. 
 
Learn more about the CCFS credential and eligibility
 

Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance Training (FSPCA)
The GMA SEF will be a key provider of Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance training courses. The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public private alliance consisting of key industry, academic and government stakeholders whose mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training and outreach programs to assist companies producing human and animal food in complying with the preventive controls regulations that will be part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). For more information contact us sef@gmaonline.org.


Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Online and onsite courses are available through GMA. The GMA SEF offers HACCP Train the Trainer workshops in order to prepare and qualify candidates for accreditation as International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructors.