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

Jeff Kronenberg

Professor and Food & Dairy Processing Team Leader - U of I Boise

University of Idaho Boise

College of Engineering, Boise Center
322 E. Front St. Suite 242
Boise ID 83702
Phone: 208-364-4937
Fax: 208-364-3160
Cell Phone: 208-867-6477

Jeff Kronenberg, M.S., is a professor at the University of Idaho School of Food Science and a Food Safety Specialist with TechHelp. Since 1985, he has held positions in operations and corporate quality, productivity, food safety, HACCP, and health & safety with Frito-Lay, the J.R. Simplot Company, PowerBar, AIB International, and the University of Idaho. Jeff was trained by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and holds the Certificate of Training as a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course (Cert # 17cce59). He has many years of experience in providing food safety training and was involved in developing and reviewing FSPCA the training curriculum.


Jeff has worked with numerous company and supplier processing operations in developing, training, and implementing quality, food safety and HACCP systems. Through his industry affiliations, Jeff has worked with food manufacturing and distribution companies across the United States in the areas of product quality, food safety, and HACCP. Over the past 12 years, he has spearheaded the introduction of Lean Manufacturing to the food industry in Idaho. Jeff has provided leadership in lean transformations at potato processing operations, cheese processors, a salad dressing operation, onion processing operations, and an appetizer operation. He works extensively with a broad range of food and dairy processing operations, providing technical assistance in food safety, HACCP, food defense, and in building GFSI-compliant food safety management systems.

In 2011 and 2012, Jeff provided food safety and HACCP workshops and technical assistance to food and dairy processing personnel and government regulators in Belarus. In 2016, Jeff provided similar services in Kyrgyzstan.

Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Microbiology from Cornell University and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and the International Association for Food Protection. He holds HACCP Certifications through the Association of Food and Drug Officials (Seafood HACCP Trainer), the American Society for Quality (HACCP Auditor), International HACCP Alliance, and Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF Consultant). Jeff also holds a Lean Knowledge Certificate from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers


Certified FSPCA Lead Instructor
Food Quality Systems
Food Safety & HACCP
Food Processing
Lean Manufacturing and Enterprise
Cheese Making

M.S. Food Science & Microbiology, Cornell University
B.S. Biology, Western Washington University

Jeff’s Blog Posts

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

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

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) […]