Challenges in Food Safety Organizations
- Reliable analytical resources in the business of food safety testing require a skilled workforce trained by experts who know the tricks of the trade, not just the recipe for laboratory methods;
- Internal training requires closing a laboratory and mobilizing the bulk of the lab workforce at once, thereby jeopardizing the business workflow and is often limited in the breadth and depth of specialized instruction;
- Laboratory analysts need to understand the regulations they are testing against to be able to make informed decisions about the results they obtain;
- Attracting, motivating, and retaining food safety professionals can often be a difficult task, but empowering your workforce can help.
The Solution: the JIFSAN-IFSTL
The International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) at the renowned Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), in collaboration with the U.S. FDA, offers food safety professionals exceptional opportunities to participate in hands-on laboratory methods.
We realize that not all training obstacles can be overcome by applying an “off-the-shelf solution.” While many training providers will offer you some variation of their standard training, JIFSAN-IFSTL’s subject matter experts will work with you and your team to determine your exact areas of need for immediate and measurable performance results. While instruction is not platform-specific, our wide selection of instrumentation from Waters, Vicam, Dupont Qualicon, Life Technologies, 3M, Bio-Rad and BioMerieux may enable training on the platforms you use in your organization.