WORKSHOP – Sanitation under FSMA – July 25 and 26, 2016 – Logan, UT

SANITATION UNDER FSMA – Workshop in Logan, UT July 25th and 26th 2016 This Utah State University Extension Food Safety Program workshop was created and updated for FSMA to help food manufacturing staff upgrade their knowledge of the science and technology of cleaning and sanitizing, in the FSMA era. This workshop is equally applicable to USDA regulated or small operators that might not yet be subject to FSMA. Topics: Sanitation in Regulations (GMPs, FSMA, USDA, 483’s, etc), Environmental Microbial Hazards (Salmonella and L. monocytogenes), What is soil? Cleaner Basics. Sanitizer Basics. Sanitation on the offensive (Sanitation programs). Monitoring, record keeping and training. More: Lectures, discussions and hands-on sessions focus on control of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, plant and equipment design, allergen sanitation control, and educational strategies to get your staff integrated into your food safety plan. Participants receive a USU certificate demonstrating knowledge to management and third party auditors. Instructor: Dr. Brian Nummer, PhD. 25 years’ experience in food safety!  Brian.nummer@usu.edu CLICK HERE —>> ...

Announcement: Plant Tour, Wed. March 9 2016 – Kencraft Inc.

Kencraft – Confections Tour & Tasting Event Download flyer –>> Kencraft Plant Tour Information Come join us in seeing candy canes, lollipops, super creative icing decos and chocolate enrobed products being manufactured. We will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a sensory test experience that they have planned just for our group. WENESDAY MARCH 9th, 2016 Where: Kencraft/Helen Grace Manufacturing Facility 708 S. Utah Valley Drive American Fork, UT 84003 Tel: (801) 756-6916 Only a block from 500 East I-15 ext. Look for the Peppermint Place sign and go around to the back of building to RECEPTION. Time: 12:15 PM Registration, Check In (on time award = chocolate) 12:30-1:30 PM Tour & Tasting Exercise GMP’s: Let’s please mind our GMP’s – Closed toed shoes, no jewelry etc. You know the routine  Call if you have questions. Register early! (Attendance is limited) E-mail or call Gwen Evenstad At: gwene@sweetcandy.com or call 801-886-8647 by Friday March...

Announcement: “Confectionery Night” – Wednesday, Nov. 4rth 2015 – Chocolate Global Trends

Chocolate Global Trends Barry Callebaut’s  –  Marit Allen Chocolate lovers get ready to indulge in Barry Callebaut’s Chocolate Trends and Foresights for 2015!  Barry Callebaut has identified and analyzed what’s happening in the world of fashion, design, architecture, food and consumer trends.  This in turn has allowed us to identify and anticipate the new food trends of tomorrow!    Please join us for a presentation on Barry Callebaut’s view on trends in today’s market and what lies ahead for the future of chocolate and confectionery! Marit Allen is currently an Associate Marketing Manager for Specialties with Barry Callebaut.  After graduating from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA, Marit entered the Barry Callebaut Graduate Trainee Program, an international rotational program with the goal of gaining expertise in one functional area as well as the chocolate industry.  Focused primarily on Sales & Marketing, Marit had the privilege of completing 4 rotations during the two and a half year program: Gourmet Marketing for North America, Global Gourmet Marketing in France, Gourmet Pricing in Belgium and finally, Gourmet Pricing in Chicago before assuming her current role with the North American Specialties Team. Where? Joseph Smith Memorial Building, 15 East South Temple, SLC, Free underground parking (enter from South Temple, pick up validation card at the meeting) Time: 6:00-6:30 PM Registration & Networking 6:30-7:15 PM Dinner Gourmet Hawaiian Buffet 7:15-7:30 PM Announcements 7:30-8:15 PM Speaker 8:15-8:30 PM Questions, door prize drawings Cost: $22.00 for RSVPs, $12.00 for student RSVPs, $25 at the door Please RSVP by Thurs, October 29th using one of the following methods: Contact Christina Beer (AACT) at christinabeer@comcast.net or text to...

Announcement: Food Safety Presentation on September 15, 2015

Welcome to FSMA 2015! Featuring a special presentation on the Food Safety Modernization Act by Dr. Brian Nummer Tuesday September 15, 2015 6:00-8:30 pm Download flyer —> Announcement: Food Safety Meeting, 15 September, 2015 Located at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building – Wasatch Room 15 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 Parking validations are available for the meeting A Mexican Buffet will be available Student Members of IFT and their guests $12/plate Professional Members of IFT and their guests $22/plate  Registration/Social – 6:00pm  Dinner – 6: 30pm  Presentation – 6:50 – 8:30pm In his presentation, Dr. Nummer will discuss the food safety training/education requirements as described in FMSA and how companies/individuals may already be qualified to meet FSMA requirements. He will also provide an overview of the various components of FSMA which include: Title I. Improving capacity to prevent Food Safety Problems Title II. Improving capacity to detect and respond to Food Safety Problems Title III. Improving the safety of Imported Food Title IV. Miscellaneous Provisions -Dr. Nummer will also explain what qualifies a person to be “certified” to review a HARPC plan according to the FSMA requirements. Dr. Nummer would like to encourage each attendee to bring any questions about FSMA which they may already have and to feel free to ask questions during his presentation. Additional information/references will be provided in a brief handout at the meeting. Dr. Brian Nummer is currently the Extension Food Safety Microbiologist and Director Retail-foodservice food safety consortium at Utah State University. Dr. Nummer received his education at Clemson University, SC. He has served as Senior Food...

Announcement for Utah’s Own and AACT Members- 2015 Food & Candy Expo

It is time again for the annual Food & Candy Expo, April 14 2015 at the Southtowne Expo Center. Utah’s Own members have been given the opportunity of attending the seminars and exhibiting our products. This is totally FREE. The seminars will cover topics such as Food Safety, Extending Shelf-life, etc. The seminars are from 1-4 in the afternoon. From 4-7, you can meet with over 100 vendors that supply your business with ingredients and packaging. This is a terrific chance to meet with suppliers and get information about different products and services. A light lunch is also provided FREE. There are lots of door prizes, too. The opportunity to display your product and talk to other Utah’s Own members is a highlight of the day. Half of an eight-foot table, that is covered and draped, is provided for each business. You can bring signage, business cards, handouts and, of course, samples. The samples aren’t required, but are always welcome. If you need electricity, let us know ahead of time and it can be arranged. Your signs need to be freestanding, or attached to the table. Nothing can be taped to the wall. Water is not readily available. We hope to have 20-30 Utah’s Own business’s displaying. It is a great chance to network. This is not a selling event, but rather for promotion. We expect about 400 people to attend and visit with you. You don’t have to stay at your table, but are free to roam and visit with vendors. You can set up between 12:30 and 3:30. What do you need to do? Go to http://www.utahift.org/register_to_attend/...