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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  • FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food – Jan 23-25 in Boise

    Food Safety Specialist and Assistant Professor, Jeff Kronenberg,  of TechHelp and the University of Idaho will host a 2.5 Day FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course from January 23-25, 2018 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. Jeff will be joined by Joshua Bevan, Director of the Food Technology Center in the College of Agricultural Life and Sciences (CALS) at the University of Idaho. […]

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  • WinCo Staff Members Graduate from Produce Safety Course

    Congratulations to the graduates of the WinCo Produce Safety Course completed on October 3, 2017.  Food Safety Specialist Craig Doan of Impact Washington taught the course that featured a guest appearance by Rebecca Mills of The University of Idaho Extension who is an Associate Extension Educator, Commercial Produce Safety.

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  • Idaho MFG Day 2017 Expo & Job Fair was October 3-4 in Nampa

    Thanks to the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance (SWI-MA),  for kicking off a month of MFG DAY activities with the “Made Here!” Manufacturing Expo and Job Fair at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on October 3-4.  A VIP Reception on the evening of October 3 was followed by a day-long Manufacturing Expo on October 4 that showcased products MADE HERE […]

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

    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 will help you decide if and when you must comply with FSMA. Who must comply and who is exempt from […]

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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?

    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

    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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