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Food Safety Coaching for Food Artisans and Entrepreneurs

August 22 2019 • 9am-3pm

Calling all Philly area food artisans and entrepreneurs. If you are a small food business owner, whether a farmer, baker, brewer, cheesemaker, food handler, packer, or processor, understanding and practicing food safety is critical and required for your business. However, developing a food safety plan for your operation can be daunting. At this 6 hour clinic we will demystify the prerequisite programs required for state and federal food safety regulations that affect your business, define key terms, and gain hands-on experience writing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and creating simple to follow and easy to train Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Sanitation SOPs (SSOPs). Course recommended for owners and employees.

At the end of this course you will have:

  • Knowledge of the federal regulations
  • Access to resources on GMPs, SOPs and SSOPs
  • Templates for SOPs and SSOPs
  • Your own draft SOP written with expert advice
  • Continued access to materials on Google drive for 6 months after the course

Class limited to 15 participants

Laptops required. There will be no printed materials.

Instructor: Cathy Davies has over 20 years of expertise as a food scientist. As well as teaching and answering questions about food safety and shelf life, she started her own consulting business, the Food Industry Employment Program, with the mission to assist small scale food businesses with food safety. She writes their food safety plans and checks that her clients are both compliant with food safety regulations and are making a safe food product.

Location: Primal Supply Warehouse in the Philly neighbourhood of Brewerytown 

Cost: $177

Scholarships available on request

Discount (on request) of $20 if contributing food for lunch

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