Intertek Alchemy Unveils New Customizable Food Safety Culture Training Program to Drive Continuous Improvement and GFSI Compliance

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The new Intertek Alchemy Food Safety Culture Program was developed in partnership with Cultivate SA and includes GFSI-based food safety culture instruction, complemented with a best practice case study and a food safety culture gauge that provides custom action plans and resources.

Intertek Alchemy, a global leader in workforce training solutions, today announced a new online food safety culture training program for food industry leaders to build and maintain an informed culture coalition within their organization. The unique solution includes GFSI-based food safety culture instruction, complemented with a best practice case study and a food safety culture gauge that provides custom action plans and resources.

The new Intertek Alchemy Food Safety Culture Program was developed in partnership with Cultivate SA, a Swiss-based company led by Dr. Lone Jespersen, one of the leading voices in food safety culture and chair of the GFSI Food Safety Culture Working Group.

“Strong food safety cultures are essential to reducing recalls and employee turnover, while maximizing productivity and ensuring compliance,” said Laura Dunn Nelson, Intertek Alchemy vice president of food safety and global alliances. “We are excited to work with Dr. Jespersen and the Cultivate SA team to develop our latest course that will help companies of all sizes efficiently and effectively educate their leadership on creating a collaborative and successful food safety culture, specific to their business.”

“When it comes to improving and maintaining your food safety culture, no one approach fits all companies,” said Dr. Jespersen. “That’s why Cultivate SA and Intertek Alchemy worked together to create a program that is customized to fit the unique needs of your company, taking into account the maturity of your current food safety culture, employees, languages, products, regulations, and location. We aim to help all companies reduce food risks with better food safety cultures.”

How it Works
The new Intertek Alchemy training program is available online via Intertek Alchemy’s Zosi Learning Platform. Individuals or cross-functional teams of any size can take the course, which includes two in-depth learning modules on food safety culture and an industry-specific case study on how it positively impacts a food business.

From there, the program features a one-of-a-kind, interactive food safety culture gauge that assesses the organization’s maturity level in regard to GFSI’s five dimensions of a food safety culture. Based on the organization’s responses, the program provides a customized action plan and set of culture tools leveraging social science principles. It includes specific and measurable steps a company can take to improve their food safety culture.

Companies also have the option to complement the food safety culture training program with consulting services by Intertek Cultivate SA or Alchemy. The online consulting gives an open forum to ask questions and seek guidance regarding specific food safety culture improvement strategies.

About Intertek Alchemy
Intertek Alchemy is a global leader of training and consulting solutions for processors, manufacturers, packagers, and distributors of all sizes. Because we believe that people make the difference, our innovative technologies and services are designed to ensure the everyday actions made by your employees have a positive impact on safety, quality, and productivity. Partner with Intertek Alchemy to bring culture and compliance to life.
http://www.IntertekAlchemy.com

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace, and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.
http://www.intertek.com

About Cultivate SA
Cultivate is a Swiss-based, global organization that works with clients across the world to improve their food safety culture. Over 125 organizations globally rely on Cultivate SA. Cultivate SA utilizes their science-based and industry-proven Food Safety Maturity Scale to evaluate and benchmark organizations’ current level of food safety. Cultivate SA then applies their proprietary Cultivate Solutions Wheel to identify specific dimensions of an organization’s culture that offer the biggest opportunity for improvement and make tailor specific recommendations and action plans that provide long-lasting results in food safety culture.

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