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Food Safety First! Product Development Course for Small Food Businesses

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Event date/time: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

Course Description:

Are you an entrepreneur struggling with the food safety principles behind your product? How about a small food business developing new and exciting products? Do you have questions about food safety regulation and what you have to do? If so, this is the course for you! “Food Safety First” is a 1.5 day program covering the basics of food product development, food safety hazards, and an overview of key regulatory requirements for small and emerging food businesses, such as entrepreneurs and local food processors. This course is designed specifically to meet the needs of small and emerging food businesses, to increase their knowledge in food safety to enable entrepreneurial success in the marketplace.

Please note: This is a pilot course for a training that will be offered in the future; as a result, we will be looking for active participation and feedback via a course evaluation.

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Food Safety Hazards

Chapter 2: Product Development Life Cycle

Chapter 3: Controlling Food Quality and Safety

Chapter 4: Food Safety Management

Chapter 5: Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls

Chapter 6: Product Labeling


Content will be taught by food safety experts from the Universities of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Registration Fee: Thanks to funding through USDA-NIFA, this course is being offered free of cost. However, a $40 deposit is required for registration, which will be fully reimbursed following completion of the course and post-course evaluation. Lunch will be provided on November 6th. 

Registration Deadline: October 25th 

Contact's name: 
Chris Von Achen
Contact's email: 
Contact's phone on day of event: 
207 Flynn Ave Burlington VT