Safe Food Alliance has launched a new online learning platform, Safe Food Academy, which provides self-paced courses, templates, resources, and useful information for food safety professionals within the food industry.
With the announcement of Safe Food Academy, Safe Food Alliance Vice President of Professional Services, Jeremiah Szabo, said, “Our goal with Safe Food Academy is to create the most approachable and inclusive food safety learning platform possible. By eliminating unnecessary costs and making the courses available any time anywhere, we believe anyone that wants to learn about food safety will be able to.”
Since 2016, the food safety company has conducted more than 200 in-person training courses in California, Arizona, Texas, Mexico, and Georgia. With the expansion into online courses, Safe Food Alliance will now be able to provide practical food safety solutions to the global community. Tommy Gordon, producer on the project, explains “The long-term vision for web-based training is to build out a comprehensive resource that gives the food industry elevated food safety awareness and education.”
Safe Food Academy was built as a comprehensive resource you can trust. For the company, that trust is built by having a full staff of experienced food safety professionals who are dedicated to creating a safer food system. Jeremiah Szabo explains, “What sets Safe Food Academy apart from other online learning platforms is that our training courses are presented by experienced Lead Auditors and Lead FSMA Instructors. Our trainers are Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Lead auditors, Certified HACCP Instructors and Lead Auditors; FSMA – PCQI, Produce Safety and FSVP Lead instructors. Our trainers offer real-world, practical advice and are from a variety of educational and experience backgrounds”
Currently, Safe Food Academy offers Internal Auditor, Root Cause Analysis, and Environmental Monitoring courses; with more scheduled for release by the end of the year. Hillari Bynum, director on the project, explains the inspiration behind the design on the courses, “Learner experience was a huge priority for us from day one. I think everyone has taken an online course that was just terrible. The videos haven’t been updated since the 80s, the material is dense, you suffer through it—and by the end you didn’t retain anything you learned. We knew we had to do better.” The result of this effort is something Safe Food Alliance believes the industry will really benefit from.
The future is bright for Safe Food Academy with multiple courses being released over coming months, and a growing community of Food Safety learners. For more information on these courses, visit safefoodalliance.com/learning.