WASHINGTON, DC – March 29, 2001 — Recognizing that food retailers need the best food safety knowledge and expertise, the Cornell University Food Industry Management Distance Education Program, in partnership with Food Marketing Institute (FMI), offers a complete Food Safety Certification Instructor’s Workshop. The new workshop will be held June 10-12 at the Orlando Marriott Downtown, Orlando, Florida.

“This workshop is a benchmark food safety program offering retail food companies the opportunity to certify their managers, associates and instructors in food safety,” said Jill Hollingsworth, vice president of food safety programs at FMI. “This course will give a complete understanding of the impact that cleanliness and sanitation have on customer satisfaction, food quality and safety, regulatory compliance, and profitability.”

Led by Robert B. Gravani, Ph.D. and professor of Food Science at Cornell University, the certification workshop will allow qualified candidates to become Cornell Certified Food Safety Instructors under the provisions of the Food Code, issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Review and practice food safety training skills and techniques.
  • Prepare for and take the food safety certification exam.
  • Learn how to conduct food safety workshops for both managers and associates.

Workshop attendees should be managers and other personnel who are responsible for their company’s food safety training programs.

In addition to the Food Store Sanitation textbook, participants will receive a complete Instructor’s Kit which includes the Food Safety Handbook, instructor’s manual and training guide, two food safety videotapes and a CD-ROM of presentation slides. As Cornell-certified instructors armed with this comprehensive training resource, participants will be able to conduct food safety certification workshops for managers and associates.

For complete workshop information, please call FMI’s Food Safety Programs at
(202) 220-0600 or Sue Steinruck, Cornell University at (607) 266-7656.