Food Safety Classes


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As Michigan’s food industry experiences unprecedented growth, food processors are needing assistance scaling production to efficiently meet increased demand. The Center’s Food Safety classes are designed to successfully assist food processors while they overcome many of the obstacles and bottlenecks facing today’s growing food industry. The Center offers the following classes:

DISTANCE LEARNING: Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Readiness

VIRTUAL CLASS: Learn to apply and help support the implementation of the revised current good manufacturing practices requirements according to the final rule for “Preventive controls for human food”, released on September 17, 2015... Learn More


VIRTUAL CLASS: Learn to apply best practices for food safety principles to help support the mitigation of allergen cross-contact in manufacturing and effectively control allergens in a manufacturing environment that can help support Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) regulations... Learn More


VIRTUAL CLASS: Food Defense is the effort to protect food from acts of intentional adulteration. This course will dive into the understanding of food defense requirements and how to create a customized food defense plan for your facility... Learn More

DISTANCE LEARNING: Food Recall and Withdrawals

VIRTUAL CLASS: This class focuses on how to develop a recall plan for your facility, identify areas of improvement, conduct risk assessments to ensure food safety, and test recall procedures through the use of recall simulations... Learn More 

DISTANCE LEARNING: HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Points)

VIRTUAL CLASS: Participants will learn about the background of HACCP as a food safety system and how it can be practically applied. This course will guide you through the steps necessary to develop and implement a science-based HACCP program for your facility... Learn More


This class is designed for students who are either new to the food processing environment or those who want to strengthen their understanding of food processing. This hands-on class provides a foundation for core food safety skills, understanding of current food safety regulations, process improvement skills and problem-solving techniques... Learn More


Gain the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Learn More

Preventive Controls qualified individual (pcqi)

A Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) is required to prepare and oversee the implementation of the facility’s Food Safety Plan in compliance with FSMA requirements. Individuals successfully completing this training will receive a certificate from the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)... Learn More