More than 50 courses on food protection have been launched by the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI).
The courses are designed by the designed by the US Food and Drug Administration Office of Regulatory Affairs University (ORAU) and represent the entry-level training foundation for federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial regulatory officials.
An integrated food safety system involves identification of resources, an understanding of roles and responsibilities, and communication and cooperation among all stakeholders, including: industry, academia, government, and consumers, said the IFPTI.
“Private sector food safety professionals having access to training required of government inspectors is an important step toward an integrated food safety system in the US and abroad,” said Gerald Wojtala, executive director.
The ORAU courses are available by IFPTI through an agreement with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) at www.ifpti.org/courses