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Food Safety First! Product Development Course for Small Food Businesses

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Food Safety First! Product Development Course for Small Food Businesses
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Date and Time: October 22nd, 9am to 5pm, October 23rd, 9am to 1pm
Course Description:
Are you an entrepreneur struggling with the food safety principles behind your product? How about a small food business developing new and exciting products? Do you have questions about food safety regulation and what you have to do? If so, this is the course for you! “Food Safety First” is a 1.5 day program covering the basics of food product development, food safety hazards, and an overview of key regulatory requirements for small and emerging food businesses, such as entrepreneurs and local food processors. This course is designed specifically to meet the needs of small and emerging food businesses, to increase their knowledge in food safety to enable entrepreneurial success in the marketplace.
Please note: This is a pilot course for a training that will be offered in the future; as a result, we will be looking for active participation and feedback via a course evaluation.
Course Outline:
Module 1: Food Safety Hazards: Understanding food safety hazards, and identifying potential sources..
Module 2: Product Development Life Cycle: Product development considerations from concept to commercialization.
Module 3: Controlling Food Quality and Safety: Measurable approaches to monitoring properties of your food product.
Module 4: Food Safety Management: Introduction to regulatory bodies and the FDA Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.
Module 5: Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls: Conducting a hazard analysis for your food product, and identifying where to implement process controls.
Module 6: Product Labeling: Guidance for basic nutritional labeling and claims.
Content will be taught by food safety experts from the Universities of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Registration Fee: Thanks to funding through USDA-NIFA, this course is being offered with a $50 stipend awarded to all participants. Lunch will be provided on October 22nd.
Registration Deadline: October 15th
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If you have any questions, please contact Chris Von Achen at


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Chris Von Achen


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Last updated October 11, 2019