Upcoming Events & Trainings

Upcoming Events & Training

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Courses Offering CEUs:


If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at sef@gmaonline.org.


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


Better Process Control School Program in India
Dates: December 11-14, 2017
Location: NIFTEM, Sonipat, India
To meet US FDA and USDA thermal processing regulations, processors in India who export to the US are required to receive the BPCS training. This 4-day course will be taught by experts from GMA SEF, McGill University, and the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurial Management (NIFTEM, India).

Course Fees: INR 22,500 + Tax
Contact: Akhila Vasan, avasan@gmaonline.org


Free Webinar Series: Hot Topics Related to Food and Beverage Exports in Emerging Markets
Part Three: China
December 13, 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.


Industrial Food Safety: Sanitation Operator Training - A Train-the-Trainer Program, 3.5 Day Course
April 24-27, 2018

Recognized by Industry organizations, persons completing IFS: Sanitation Operator Training - Train-the-Trainer program 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 food manufacturing production lines, equipment, or facilities for safe food production.
 
PURPOSE:
The course is intended to provide a comprehensive overview to lead instructors of what is required teach others about cleaning and sanitizing 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 training those who, clean and sanitize food manufacturing production lines, equipment, or facilities.
  • Anyone with training and supervisory responsibilities.

COURSE LOCATION: Cargill, Inc., 15407 McGinty Road West, Wayzata, MN 55391

For more information contact us sef@gmaonline.org.


Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety Credential Exam Review Course
The Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) is a strong core credential for food safety professionals who work to assure the safety of human food by managing or evaluating food facilities and food manufacturing processes. This course introduces concepts of preventive controls along with other hazard mitigation strategies. This 2-day course prepares participants to take the CCFS credential exam, a credential offered by NEHA. The GMA SEF is recognized by NEHA to be the exclusive industry trainer for the CCFS course.
  • May 7-8, 2018 @ the Food Safety Summit
  • June 23-24, 2018 @ the NEHA 2018 Annual Educational Conference
 

 
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.


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.