Essential Food Safety for Coffee Roasting Operations

It is now the law that every coffee roasting operation have a food safety program compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) law. The Essential Food Safety for Coffee Roasting Operations course helps you to analyze, diagnose, and remedy your company's food safety issues and build a plan to meet FSMA requirements.

Completion of both Online and Practical parts together will provide you with the required Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) designation needed on-site for most food manufacturing facilities. The Online portion is completed at your own pace. The Practical portion can be completed through a video conference call with Ildi Revi, Ally’s Director of Learning and the course’s author, or during an on-site visit to your facility.

Part 1 - Online Prerequisite: 

  • Complete at your own pace prior to Practical portion
  • Includes reading materials, videos, worksheets, and quizzes
  • Accessible through PACE-Platform for Ally Coffee E-Learning after registration

Part 2 Practical: 

  • Available after successful completion of Part 1 Online
  • Offered in the following formats:
    • On location at your site 
    • Video conferenced walkthrough and discussion

This course was designed especially for coffee roasters. Negotiating the mountains of information and requirements of the new FSMA law, plus how it applies to the coffee industry, seems like a jungle. This course cuts a path that allows a roasting operation to get straight to the critical issues. 

The Essential Food Safety for Coffee Roasting Operations course covers the following objectives; course materials can be tailored based on your company’s needs.

  1. Explain how the following requirements pertain to your company:
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP)
  • Hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls (HARPC) versus Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Risk Analysis
  1. Plan for your organization's compliance through the following:
  • Creating a culture of food safety with everyone involved
  • Demonstrate Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Prerequisite Programs (PRPs)
  • Conduct and record Hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls (HARPC)
  • The Food Safety Plan: The master written food safety plan
  • Recall Plans and Procedures
  • Verification, validation and internal audits
  • Up next: GFSI Schemes – what's right for you?
  1. Execute items required by each step above:
  • Onboard everyone at your company
  • Analyze and define risks and address them
  • Create (or review, if you have one) Recall Plan
  • Complete and print essential parts of your plan
  • Perform an Internal Audit
  • Create a record-keeping system
  • Manage training, education and learning programs for staff

If this sounds overwhelming, fear not! Ally Open’s Essential Food Safety for Roasting Operations course guides you through the tricky terminology and helps you untangle regulatory requirements so that you can continue to focus on the coffee you love and the people you serve.

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