Posted by Zosi Team
Intertek Alchemy is excited to announce a new online food safety culture training program for food industry leaders that builds and maintains an informed culture coalition within their organizations. The unique solution includes GFSI-based food safety culture instruction, complimented 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 compliment the food safety culture training program with consulting services by Alchemy Consulting or Cultivate SA. The online consulting gives an open forum to ask questions and seek guidance regarding specific food safety culture improvement strategies.