Discover the Steps to Intentional Adulteration Rule Compliance

Discover the Steps to Intentional Adulteration Rule Compliance

Food manufacturers must meet new requirements for the FDA’s Final Rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration. Developing a thorough understanding of the new IA Rule regulations is not only vital to your facility’s compliance, but more importantly to preventing wide-spread public health harm. Learn how to better plan, implement, and analyze strategies to combat the risk of food adulteration in your operation with this guide.

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With this guide, you will:

  • Learn the definition and purpose of the Intentional Adulteration Rule
  • Note key dates for IA Rule compliance
  • Explore new IA Rule requirements
  • Discover three types of food defense audits
  • Learn how to avoid common food defense non-conformances

SQF – How to Prevent Food Safety Risks

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Prevent Food Safety Risks With This
Quick and Easy Guide

Identifying, preventing, and managing potential food safety risks is critical to the safety of your employees, your consumers, and your brand. Our SQF Food Safety Tip Sheet provides an easily accessible starting point for recognizing and minimizing such hazards in your facility. Everyone on your team profits from this short outline of foodborne illness prevention.

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In this guide, you will:

  • Develop a basic understanding of hazards and hazard analysis
  • Understand the global burden of foodborne illness
  • Discover the common causes of foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls
  • Learn about food safety risk assessment and the importance of an effective food safety plan
  • Get familiar with the steps to identifying and managing food safety hazards

Free Course Preview – OSHA Foundations

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Osha Foundations

This 100% online course provides an overview of OSHA requirements and outlines key aspects to look for when recruiting qualified OHS personnel. With a specialized lens for food industry professionals, Alchemy Academy built OSHA Foundations to prevent workplace hazards and to effectively summarize both employer and worker responsibilities.

Course Agenda

  • Module 1
    OSHA’s Purpose, Benefits, and Requirements Overview
  • Module 2
    Walking and Working Surfaces and Fall Protection
  • Module 3
    Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection
  • Module 4
    Electrical Safety
  • Module 5
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Module 6
    Toxic and Hazardous Substances, Blood-Borne Pathogens, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomic and Hazard Communication
  • Module 7
    Hazardous Materials
  • Module 8
    Materials Handling and Storage
  • Module 9
    Machine and Machine Guarding, Hazardous Energy Control, and Confined Spaces
  • Module 10
    Successful Health and Safety Programs

Hospitality Management Principles – Course

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Discover How to Prevent the Spread of Infection at Your
Hospitality Facility

Re-open with employee and guest confidence

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As the world re-opens, hotel and hospitality management must develop execution plans that meet the World Health Organization’s new safety requirements and give guests increased peace of mind.

Hospitality Management Principles for Preventing the Spread of Infection

Our newest Protek course, developed in partnership with Intertek Cristal, provides an in-depth guide to building a coordinated POSI response program and responding dynamically to the risk of infection.

Course Length: 90 minutes

Ideal for Manager-Level Employees

  • Understand key COVID-19 hotel safety protocols
  • Discover how to decrease the risk of the transmission of communicable infection
  • Learn how to address business operations and
    employee concerns
  • Show customers your commitment to hotel safety
  • Learn how to build an effective POSI response program
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Intertek Cristal’s subject matter experts boast 200 years of combined industry experience

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Affordable pricing benefits hotels with high turnover

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Industry-specific training
Learn to prevent the
spread of infection in hotel operations

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Get an Inside Look at Hospitality Management Principles for Preventing the Spread of Infection

Protek – COVID-19 Certification Course

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Protek People Assurance
Certification Course

Increase Your Chances of Getting a Job

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Protek People Assurance Certification Course

Give Peace of Mind to Yourself, Your Coworkers, and Your Customers

It’s a new world. Pandemic quarantine has taught us that every single thing we touch is a potential threat. To reach the new normal, your employers, customers, and coworkers need the assurance that you’re implementing COVID safety protocols. Protek People Assurance is the only certification that shows employers and customers you are certified to keep them safe.

  • 90-minutes of current COVID protocols
  • 100% online, available 24/7
  • At your own pace, save progress as you go
  • Certification shows employers your commitment

Building a Safe Work Environment Starts With You

Top OSHA Violations

Protect Your Employees and Avoid the Top Five OSHA Violations

With more than 158 million people employed in the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces workplace safety to ensure the safety of employees. OSHA has released its preliminary list of Top 10 Most Cited Violations in 2019. Of these ten, five are against standards in 29 CFR 1910, and apply to general industry. Download our guide to discover these violations and how to protect your workforce.

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In your download, you will additionally discover:

  • The five most frequently cited OSHA standards
  • Hazards and injuries associated with these standards
  • Other potential penalties
  • New ways to prevent injuries
  • How to avoid OSHA citations and penalties
  • Guidelines for hazardous energy control procedures
  • And more!

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Violations download

Fresh Picks – Access

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Produce Perspectives in Consumable Clips

Fresh Picks offers unique firsthand insight from industry leaders Produce Marketing Association and Alchemy Academy. Furthering their focus on connecting and informing companies across the produce and floral supply chains, PMA partnered with Alchemy Academy, leader in international produce and quality control training, to give you answers you need in less time.

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Meet Your Produce Safety Advisor: Bob Whitaker

Get to know your produce safety expert, Bob Whitaker. Learn a bit more about his expertise in this brief introduction to your guide for our Fresh Picks series.

What Does Produce Safety Culture Mean?

How do you make sure “produce safety culture” is more than a buzzword? Find out what it means and how to make it impactful to your facility.

What Are the Key Components of a Produce Safety Program?

This Fresh Pick gives you a brief rundown of important aspects to food or produce safety programs. Join our expert to see how you can ease common industry concerns.

Keeping Your SOPs Simple

Between consumer expectations and regulations, it’s sometimes easy to let our documentation keep expanding. In this Fresh Pick, Bob explores the value added by straightforward SOPs.

What You Should Know About Regulatory Inspections

Get some quick tips for what regulators can and cannot do when they come to your facility for inspections. Take note with this clip of what to consider when preparing for audits.

What Is “Essentials of Produce Safety?”

Join Bob for a brief overview of our new course “Essentials of Produce Safety.” Find out how PMA’s partnership with Alchemy Academy can guide your production to safety success.

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Fresh Picks

Produce Perspectives in Consumable Clips

Fresh Picks offers unique firsthand insight from industry leaders Produce Marketing Association and Alchemy Academy. Furthering their focus on connecting and informing companies across the produce and floral supply chains, PMA partnered with Alchemy Academy, leader in international produce and quality control training, to give you answers you need in less time.

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This video series will explore:

  • Understanding the impact of produce safety culture
  • Determining the key components of a produce safety program
  • How to keep SOPs simple
  • What you should know about regulatory inspections
  • The importance of produce safety training

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Accredited Online HACCP Training Collection

Accredited Online HACCP Training Collection

Alchemy Academy offers a full training solution for your HACCP needs. Whether you need just an introduction to the concept of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) or an advanced training with detailed information, your online course is here–Basic and Advanced HACCP courses are useful in any food facility. Get specialized training for your juice product facility with Basic HACCP: Juice & Beverage Online Course. Our array of HACCP courses is taught by certified auditors with firsthand experience in food manufacturing and production. Start learning today to see how HACCP protects your product, facility, and consumers.

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Basic HACCP: Online Course

Uncover HACCP’s meaning with Basic HACCP, taught by longstanding industry experts. Each principle is fully outlined in its own module, with practical application scenarios for realistic implementation.

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Basic HACCP: Juice & Beverage Online Course

If you process or import certain juice products, this course is the ideal first step. This course offers essential information for HACCP application with additional learning on juice regulatory updates.

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Advanced HACCP: Online Course

Build out HACCP concepts and further explore details of implementation in your facility. Our Advanced course gives you online access to resources vital to sustaining a successful system.

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Basic HACCP / Advanced HACCP

Accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, combine Basic and Advanced HACCP courses for a full picture of HACCP Principles, Prerequisite Programs (PRPs), record keeping, and ways to verify effectiveness.

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Practical, Expert Insight
Taught by certified auditors with decades of experience.
Real-World Perspective
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Explore best practices that translate directly to the floor.
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Track progress and build your programs to comply with SQF.
Save Time and Money
Save Time and Money
Eliminate travel costs and minimize the hassle of classroom training.

What is HACCP?

HACCP is a preventive management system used to address food safety throughout the supply chain. It stands for Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points, outlining the first two steps in its own name. Hazards are the kinds of contamination (biological, physical, or chemical) that could happen to food in production. Critical Control Points are the steps in your process where you can use controls to prevent or at least reduce hazards.

HACCP is outlined by the FDA for all food production and manufacturing. There are additional guidelines for dairy, juice, seafood, and retail and food service that consider factors that are more likely in those facilities. HACCP applies to all steps in food production, including everything from raw material production to distribution.

There are 7 basic HACCP principles:

  • Hazard Analysis
  • Critical Control Points
  • Critical Limits
  • Monitoring Procedures
  • Corrective Actions
  • Record-Keeping Systems
  • Verification

Why do I need HACCP certification?

Getting your HACCP certification ensures you have staff that is knowledgeable about identifying and preventing hazards in your facility. This certification is required for those who create and implement Food Safety Plans but is also beneficial to other employees in supervisory roles. GFSI includes HACCP requirements for those who audit to the following schemes: BRC, CanadaGAP, FSSC 22000, Global Acquaculture Alliance Seafood – BAP Seafood, GlobalG.A.P., Global Red Meat Standard, IFS, PrimusGFS Standard v 2.1, and SQF Safe Quality Food Code 8th Edition and 8.1.

How does HACCP training benefit me?

Learn how to tie HACCP in with existing programs in your facility for positive audit results and increased consumer confidence. With HACCP training, you work toward certification goals and learn how to properly develop and implement HACCP Plans. HACCP training is beneficial to food safety team members, quality control, quality assurance and food safety managers, team leaders, and line supervisors.

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Setting Up a Successful EMP – White Paper

Set Your Environmental Monitoring Program Up for Success with These 4 Steps

Our Environmental Monitoring Program download will help your facility develop and implement key components to successful EMPs. Environmental Monitoring Programs are designed to minimize recalls for food production and manufacturing while ensuring the safety of your products. Explore the means of achieving a successful EMP and the added benefits of revisiting this procedure to sustain and improve these processes. Facility managers and directors will profit from this thorough outline of considerations for EMPs—both on the regulatory side and the consumer side.

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In your download, you will additionally discover:

  • Step-by-step EMP setup outline
  • How to establish hygienic zones
  • Training frequency for best practices
  • Sanitation control considerations
  • Instrumental members of risk assessment teams
  • Guidelines for aseptic sampling
  • Governmental regulations for EMPs
  • Tools for sustaining and improving procedures

Sign up today to get your free EMP download.

Free Course Preview: Essentials of Produce Safety

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Essentials of Produce Safety

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) partnered with Alchemy Academy to create Essentials of Produce Safety. This 100% online course offers a detailed view of foundational programs, the laws that impact your production every day, the impact of traceability on your company’s success, and more.

Course Agenda

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Module 2: The Basics
  • Module 3: Foundational Programs
  • Module 4: Structural Programs
  • Module 5: Hazard Assessment
  • Module 6: FSMA
  • Module 7: Sanitation
  • Module 8: Microbial Testing
  • Module 9: Course Summary

Using Traceability to Add Transparency

Elevate Your Traceability

Evolving traceability demands for food suppliers can create pressure to follow the latest trends. One step forward and one step back is no longer sufficient for growing consumer concerns in transparency of food sourcing. Adding Brand Trust with Increased Traceability delves into the transformation of traceability in food production and manufacturing.

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In this guide, we explore:

  • How traceability impacts your organization
  • Definitions for lot identities
  • Emerging technology for improved traceability
  • Industry updates to produce traceability
  • Case studies for areas to develop processes
  • Best practices for transparency
  • Challenges facing traceability practices
  • Tools to prevent outbreaks

Guide to Adding Brand Trust with Increased Traceability