Small Scale Food Processor Association SSFPA

Courses for Food Processors learning

The Small Scale Food Processor Association invites you to browse our selection of learning resources for food and beverage processors.  The courses are presented in a variety of formats.   Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

Agri-Food Business Planning Program

8 Modules of Business and Marketing Development for Agri-Food Processors - See brochure for more information about the workshops

 

Recipe For Success

A new course for new and existing food & beverage processors. The SSFPA is pleased to introduce “Recipe for Success”. If you are thinking of starting a food processing business we strongly urge you to take advantage of these learning materials. Even if you have already started a food processing business you may gain valuable insights from the “Recipe for Success” course to assist you in advancing your business. This online course has been developed with the assistance of Vancity Savings and Credit Union. Click here to go to course.

Introduction to Food Safety

Finding level-entry workers for small scale food processors has just got easier, thanks to a project that makes meaningful employment for adults with developmental delays (and others with literacy challenges) much more accessible.  Training materials that were recently developed to reflect national Food Processing standards have been adapted into plain language using lots of graphics to assist employers with training needs of their employees with developmental disabilities. People with a variety of barriers to employment (and their employment counselors) may use them for training. Click here to go to course.

 

Adopting  Digital Technology

TotalSnap is an online marketing tool that comes with user friendly tools that are designed to help you market your business online and across multiple mediums like the web, mobile phones, and social media. The Total Snap solution will help you to promote your business online; whether it’s your first step to getting your business online or expanding ecommerce to a custom Facebook page... TotalSnap makes it easy!

Webinar #1 – Why create a Communication and Online Marketing Plan

Webinar #2 – How to create and deploy your TotalSnap

Webinar #3 – How to create and deploy TotalSnap on Social Media websites

Webinar #4 – How to create and deploy advanced Totalsnap features and Ecommerce tools

 

ABC HACCP Plan Tool Kit Home Study Program

Some people are not able to attend “A BC Step by Step HACCP Plan” workshop in person because they live too far away from where workshops are held. To solve this problem, the SSFPA has developed a distance learning option for people who can’t attend a workshop in person – a personal Home Study Program to complete the “A Step by Step BC HACCP Plan” program. Click here to go to course.  This course is administered by Intrisk Training Solutions Ltd.

GMP/HACCP Training For Food Processing Workers

Train your current and new employees online about good manufacturing practices for food processors. These online courses can be taken one module at a time or all at once. Each module ends with a review or quiz to ensure participants’ involvement and comprehension. Click here to go to course.  This course is administered by Intrisk Training Solutions Ltd.
 

Food Safety for Co-packing

This presentation is an introduction to food safety when co-packing a food product. Click here to go to course.  This course is administered by Intrisk Training Solutions Ltd.

Dividing GMP and HACCP for Co-packing

This presentation demonstrates the division of food safety roles and responsibilities between all parties involved when co-packing a food product. Click here to go to course.  This course is administered by Intrisk Training Solutions Ltd.
 

Checklists for Co-packing Food Safety

Checklists are included for co-packer, client and facility evaluation, and for drafting co-packing contracts. Click here to go to course.  This course is administered by Intrisk Training Solutions Ltd.

Basic Hygiene Training For Food Processing Workers

Train your current and new employees online about basic hygiene practices for food processors. These online courses can be taken one module at a time or all at once. Each module ends with a review or quiz to ensure participants’ involvement and comprehension. Click here to go to course.  This course is administered by Intrisk Training Solutions Ltd.
 

Introduction to Traceability

This online learning module will help food processors understand the critical role of traceability in modern food safety management systems like GMP and HACCP, and to learn how tracking products using a traceability system can benefit their business. Click here to go to course.  This course is administered by Intrisk Training Solutions Ltd.

Recall in a Wired World

Even with the best planning, food safety incidents that result in recall can occur. It only makes good business sense to be well prepared to respond to any challenges to your company’s well-being. Our new instructional program, “Recall in a Wired World”, is designed to help companies develop a recall plan that is responsive to the realities of the internet and social media. Click here to go to course.  This course is administered by Intrisk Training Solutions Ltd.