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#1 Anne5637

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 05:37 PM

Hi, I’m looking to broaden my education as I am potentially seeking a new position in food safety, however I do not have the recommended background most positions require. I was promoted internally due to my drive and understanding of the field...but on paper, I only have the experience, not a lot of official education in this area. Can anyone recommend where I can get certifications on many of the topics in this field? I currently am SQF Coordinator and QA Manager and would love to make a somewhat lateral move. I appreciate any help!
-Anne from Boston, MA



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Posted 01 June 2020 - 05:46 PM

NSF is a great source for education and certificates.

https://www.nsf.org/...ing-food-safety



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Posted 01 June 2020 - 08:32 PM

www.haccpmentor.com

 

www.asq.org

 

www.eurofins.com

 

www.22000-tools.com

 

www.ifsqn.com (yup right here they have great trainings and courses).

 

www.ift.org

 

hope these help :)


Edited by The Food Scientist, 01 June 2020 - 08:33 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 08:41 PM

Also if your company is willing to pay a little more you can look for Food Science/Safety certificates in certain fields offered by many Universities :)


Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it. - Alton Brown.


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Posted 01 June 2020 - 08:45 PM

I'm rather partial to our own Internal Auditor training program, however I understand that IFSQN has a rather nifty program as does WQS of Charlotte, NC

 

Also, like courses offered by NEHA.


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Posted 01 June 2020 - 09:17 PM

Do you happen to have any secondary education? There are many credible masters programs available around the US for Food Safety that are almost completely online/remote learning. 



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Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:49 PM

I have a BA in Communications. Then worked in marketing then restaurants for so long, I ended up here.



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Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:50 PM

I’m not sure I can afford a masters program being a single mom. Also not sure if I have the credentials...hmm



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Posted 05 June 2020 - 06:12 PM

www.haccpmentor.com

 

www.asq.org

 

www.eurofins.com

 

www.22000-tools.com

 

www.ifsqn.com (yup right here they have great trainings and courses).

 

www.ift.org

 

hope these help :)

Hi Food Scientist. Do you by any chance know which HACCP courses provide certificates? One of our customers requires take re-fresh HACCP every 5 years, regardless university degree, related college education, etc. Please, advise: my latest HACCP college certificate expires  in a year



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 03:44 AM

Hi, I’m looking to broaden my education as I am potentially seeking a new position in food safety, however I do not have the recommended background most positions require. I was promoted internally due to my drive and understanding of the field...but on paper, I only have the experience, not a lot of official education in this area. Can anyone recommend where I can get certifications on many of the topics in this field? I currently am SQF Coordinator and QA Manager and would love to make a somewhat lateral move. I appreciate any help!
-Anne from Boston, MA

Hi Anne,

 

I anticipate the options for certifications you are seeking may depend on (a) lack directly related credentials, (b) current technical knowledge base and (c) type/business of  new position you are interested in  ??

 

(IMEX [not USA] SQF Coordinator / QA manager  usually implies "substantial" for (b) even without directly related credentials  :thumbup:  )

 

on-line courses ?


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





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