Selecting the Right Food Safety Training Provider for Food Safety Education

There are many food safety training providers -how do you select for one that would give you the best values when it comes to your training investment. Checkout some purchasing criteria for training service provider.


Felicia Loo

2/25/20233 min read

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As food producers and distributors become increasingly aware of the ever-growing dangers posed by foodborne illness, they are constantly looking for ways to improve their overall food safety posture. One way to accomplish this is through comprehensive training and compliance programs.

However, choosing the right provider can be daunting task. To make things easier, we have compiled a guide that outlines the considerations and steps you need to take in order to choose the best food safety training provider for your needs.

Identify your training needs

Food safety training can be complex, and it's important to choose the right provider. There are a lot of providers available on the market, so it's important to do your research.

SFPM provide easy-to-understand materials that are concise so you don't have to spend time on ineffective training. We have years of experience guiding food businesses with their food safety training needs and managing the food safety management system.

Determine the level of food safety certification that you and your team need

When it comes to food safety training, let's be honest! We are performing the training mostly because we have a food safety certification audit requiring documented training. If that's the case for you, read on. There is nothing wrong to include your food safety certification needs when it comes to designing your food safety training matrix.

First consider your food safety certification requirements -are there explicit requirements for training or are they just letting you to decide what is important for your program?

In most cases, you will find HACCP training mandatory for those who are managing the HACCP program. In another case such as US FSMA program, the facility must be able to prove that the personnel responsible for managing the Preventive Control Plan to be competent, either through training or experience or in combinations. It is then, became your responsibility to proof if your employees or teams are properly trained for food safety teams. It is also important that you and your team be trained to the latest food safety standards and regulatory requirements. This means choosing a provider with an up-to-date program that meets your company’s needs and one that can assist and guide you for food safety training compliance and beyond

SFPM Consulting can help guide you to find the right food safety curriculum that fits your team needs with our free food safety planning session and guide your team towards being competent at running your own food safety program. Click this link to book a session now.

Choose a provider that aligns with your budget and training scope

We understand budget is a constraint and we want to make sure you are choosing the right training service provider for your food facility. Be sure to choose a provider that aligns with your budget and training scope. You don’t want to overspend on training or go too light on your protection because something could happen and you would not be prepared for it. It is important to chose a provider that has experience in food safety training . This will give them an advantage when providing instruction since they will have been through this process before and know what works well for different types of learners.

Check out our upcoming live in-person online training to see how we can assist you with your training program. Did we mentioned they are free? More reason to sign up :)

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As the food industry becomes more complex, it has become increasingly important for businesses to have proper food safety training procedures that are effective to maintain competent employees.

That's where SFPM Consulting comes in—we offer quality training that is compliant and customized to your customer and regulatory needs. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about our training and consultancy services, so please feel free to contact us!

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