e-Learning Training Courses for Food Safety Training

Food Safety training is essential for every food facility and employee. Food Safety is now law, so it is illegal to not have an active food safety program. The FSMA, or Food Safety Modernization Act requires that at a minimum, every food company that is managed under the FDA has to follow the basic legal guidelines for food safety. However, too many facilities fail to establish a Food Safety training program, citing everything from cost to simply not knowing where to begin. 

The FSMA requires every company to have gone through training of the new expectations and to be following the guidelines during all daily growing, handling, packing, processing and distributing of food. With consumers and regulatory agencies pushing for transparency and higher standards of quality and safety for food products, maintaining basic FDA legal guidelines is no longer enough. Food Safety certification provides a competitive edge for businesses of all sizes. 

Whether you’re a primary producer, manufacturer, processor, or other food-related business, operating locally or globally, choosing the appropriate training programs and certifications will depend on the scope of your business. That’s why ASI offers cost-efficient and convenient e-Learning training courses including Food Safety refresher courses. 

Why e-Learning Training Courses?

  1. Training Customization and Flexibility: e-Learning offers self-paced instruction for various skill levels for everyone from sanitation workers to food safety specialists to auditors. When changes to food safety standards occur, workers can receive real-time training on the new information that applies to their job.
  2. Accessibility and Convenience: Food processors often run day and night shifts. In contrast, most in-person training is conducted during traditional business hours. Larger food businesses often have multiple locations spanning different time zones. e-Learning is a cost-effective food safety training solution that’s accessible to the workforce any time of day or night. 
  3. Cost-Effectiveness: In-person training has a wide range of associated costs: planning time, program design, meeting space rentals, hourly trainer fees, course materials, and other expenses. With e-Learning, employers have a fixed cost for budgeting for food safety training. In addition, courses can be purchased on an as-needed basis for specific employees, groups, and even some advanced food safety training programs.

Bottom line: In our highly-competitive industry, e-Learning makes food safety training and food safety refresher courses more accessible to everyone. Incorporating  e-Learning into your facility’s Food Safety program also saves time and money. If you haven’t invested in e-Learning opportunities yet, it’s time to take a look!

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