Food & Dairy Processing

Governments and large food companies worldwide are requiring food processing companies throughout the supply chain to adhere to global food safety standards. To compete domestically and globally, successful Idaho food processors are adopting standards such as one of the Global Food Safety Initiative Schemes and the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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  • Food Safety Courses Slated for Twin Falls in September 2017

    Food Safety Specialist and Assistant Professor, Jeff Kronenberg,  of TechHelp and the University of Idaho will host a One-Day FSPCA Blended Course for Human Food on Wednesday, September 13 and an Internal Auditor Workshop for food processors on Thursday, September 14.  Both courses will be at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twin Falls. FSPCA One-Day Blended Course The FSPCA Preventive Controls for […]

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  • Idaho Food Safety Specialist Hits the Airwaves in the Country of Georgia

    Food Safety Specialist Jeff Kronenberg of the University of Idaho and TechHelp is “Making it Safe on the Silk Road” by delivering food safety services in the country of Georgia.  In addition to all of the great work he does in Idaho, Jeff enjoys visiting foreign countries, including Kyrgyzstan and Georgia, to examine their food safety […]

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  • Vandal in Kyrgyzstan

    One of our favorite Vandals, Jeff Kronenberg, visited Kyrgyzstan in late 2016 to deliver information and training in food and dairy safety to local processors. Jeff is a food safety specialist with TechHelp and the University of Idaho. You can read all about Jeff’s travels in the January 11, 2017 edition of “Catching Up with CALS,” the […]

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  • Must Your Company Adhere to New Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations and When?

    Food & Dairy specialist, Jeff Kronenberg of TechHelp and the University of Idaho

    Our staff at TechHelp and the University of Idaho receives many questions about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Most questions are about who must comply with FSMA and when. We hope the following guidelines prepared Food Safety Specialist, Jeff Kronenberg will help you decide if and when you must comply with FSMA. Who must […]

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  • Food Safety Professionals Complete Region’s First FSPCA 2.5-Day Course at Boise State

    Food & Dairy specialist, Jeff Kronenberg of TechHelp and the University of Idaho

    On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Food Safety Specialist, Jeff Kronenberg, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho joined Dr. Mark Daeschel of Oregon State University to welcome 60 food safety professionals to Boise State and the first FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course in the Region. The new The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) […]

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  • Functional Fabrication – Idaho Steel Supercharges Machine Shop with SLS 3D Printing

    Since 1918, Idaho Steel has manufactured, maintained and customized food processing equipment. Like most fabricators, Idaho Steel has historically relied on CNC machining for many of their products’ components. The company recently worked with TechHelp Partner, Intermountain 3D to purchase and install a ProX™ 500 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printer. Idaho Steel uses the […]

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  • Food Safety Modernization Act Made Simple Series – What is FSMA?

    Food & Dairy specialist, Jeff Kronenberg of TechHelp and the University of Idaho

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), H.R. 2751, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011.  This new law is the largest expansion of the FDA authority over the food and animal feed industry since the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act became law in 1938. It applies to all food and dairy […]

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  • Magic Valley Region Receives a Boost With “Manufacturing Community” Designation

    TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced 12 new communities that have received designations under the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative which is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies. Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Jay […]

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  • Kingston Fresh Elevates its Game with French Fries in Kuwait

     Slaton Sizzles as Boise State Commencement Speaker On Saturday, May 9 2015 Boise State’s Yara Slaton delivered an inspirational and memorable commencement address. Slaton wowed the crowd with the story of how she turned potential stumbling blocks into the building blocks of success at Boise State and in her personal and professional endeavors.Yara and fellow COBE Grad, Hakeem […]

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  • Food Safety Modernization Act Fact Sheet

    Food & Dairy specialist, Jeff Kronenberg of TechHelp and the University of Idaho

    Why Food Safety Modernization Act?

    Public outbreaks- 131 between 1996 and 2010. Spinach, peanut butter, cantaloupes, etc.
    3000 deaths per year from food borne causes
    Death of pets (cats, dogs) from contaminated pet food
    Human illness caused by handling pet food
    Consumer group pressure
    Large amount of imported food: 15%
    Lack of federal regulations for safety of animal and pet food.
    Food regulation strategy has not be significantly updated or “modernized” since 1938

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