A Business Case for On Line HACCP Training

According to many owners, executives and directors of food production, processing and distribution companies, they want to see a positive return from food safety training. "Food safety training should support increase effectiveness, progress quality and decrease overall costs, both expected and unexpected," says Shiv Singh, BNA Life Science Regulatory Manager at Brenntag North America.

Benefits from food safety training should include and promote:

  • Meeting regulatory needs
  • Meeting consumer expectation
  • Enhanced effectiveness, productivity, and profit
  • A greater employee satisfaction and reduced turnover
  • A clearer mindset among employees regarding food safety considerations
  • A developed sense of ownership and accountability towards food safety

When it comes to HACCP training, who? What? When? And How? Are questions that have an ever-increasing variable of answers. Solutions like outreach programs, consultants, classrooms, online and self-directed are only a few possibilities. Corporate culture will frequently dictate how training is delivered but many are breaking with tradition and turning to online training for HACCP certification.

Here is a case study of one of our clients. They are one of the 10 largest fresh produce companies in the world.

In March of 2017 a large fresh produce processing company with processing facilities located throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada had to provide HACCP training for 23 of its employees. The facilities are SQFi level II certified and key employees would need Level II HACCP training and certified by someone acknowledged by the International HACCP Alliance to meet their auditor's training necessities.

The company's food safety director was considering hiring an outside consulting firm to go to each facility to train the employees, having each employee attend external training classes or have the employees take the training online.