Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
The International Food Protection Training Institute announced today that its signature training program, The Fellowship in Food Protection: Applied Science, Law, and Policy, has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
The Training Institute, an initiative of the Battle Creek-based Global Food Protection Institute, is the leader in delivering career-spanning, standards-based food protection training. Its Fellowship in Food Protection program, established in 2010, is designed to provide experienced food regulatory professionals, from all areas of food protection, with critical-thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills within the framework of food regulatory science, law and policy. Program participants take three week-long seminars over a one-year period, conduct research on food safety issues and then share their newfound knowledge with colleagues in the food protection field.
“Every policy, procedure and practice of The Training Institute and the Fellowship Program was evaluated against rigorous standards,” said Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director of The Training Institute. “By earning ANSI accreditation, we ensure the best quality training for food protection professionals in their critical role of protecting the global food supply.”
ANSI is a private, nonprofit organization that oversees the development of standards for products, services, processes, systems and personnel in the United States. It has served as administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 90 years. The ANSI/ASTM E2659-09 Standard is awarded to programs that meet the highest quality in education and training.
About the Training Institute
The International Food Protection Training Institute is an initiative of the Global Food Protection Institute, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization driving the adoption of food protection policies and practices for a safer global food supply. The Institute’s mission is to improve public health and reduce mortality, morbidity and economic costs associated with foodborne illnesses.
The International Food Protection Training Institute is building and administering the training infrastructure for a global integrated food safety system. Working with federal regulatory and public health officials, The Training Institute is establishing and overseeing the implementation of a career-spanning food protection training curriculum and courses that will increase training capacity and ensure competency and equivalency throughout regulatory jurisdictions at all levels of government.
Financial support for The Training Institute is provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and through the generosity of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.