From offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors and entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

Join Janna & Catherine at the 2022 Food Northwest Process & Packaging Expo in Portland

Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR

Celebrating its 50th year, the Food Northwest Process and Packaging Expo is the largest regional food manufacturing trade show in the United States. This convention brings industry professionals together, including Janna Hamlett and Catherine Cantley of TechHelp and the Universit of Idaho, for two full days of education, equipment and service solutions, and networking opportunities. The exhibit hall showcases cutting-edge technologies and new innovations, production line equipment, packaging, hygiene and much more.

The event will host world-class education specifically chosen by food processor members to support training needs and to address timely issues and challenges of the food processing industry. On and off the show floor, Expo makes sure you and your team leave with ideas, solutions, and connections to benefit your company.

Intro to HACCP IHA Certified 8-Hour Online Course With Janna Hamlett – Live Online – February 9, 2022

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The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system is a logical, scientific approach to controlling hazards in food production and is a preventive system assuring the safe production of food products. The principle of HACCP can be applied to production, meat slaughter and processing, shipping and distribution, food service, and home preparation.

Successful completion of this course will result in an Introduction to HACCP Certificate with the International HACCP Alliance seal of approval.

$240

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course | Kennewick, WA

Tri-City Development Council 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA

Covers regulation 21 CFR part 507–Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Animal Foods.

Learn how to write and update an animal food safety plan. This is the standardized curriculum recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration for training individuals to be qualified to oversee the safe manufacture of animal food (PCQI). The course is a prerequisite for inspectors conducting FDA CGMP inspections. Students will likely be a mix of regulators and feed manufacturers. Upon completion participants will receive a certificate from the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance signed by AAFCO. You must be present the entire time to receive a certificate.

$850
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Internal Auditing for Food Processors – April 5 & 19 – Live Online

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Internal Audits are a requirement of all GFSI approved certification schemes (e.g. SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, etc.) and many 3rd party audit programs.  Internal audits allow you to audit your facility for gaps and compliance.  They are an important tool in the ongoing food safety toolbox for any food manufacturer, packager, and warehouse and distribution company.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to conduct an internal audit program within your company. The course covers the fundamentals of auditing, useful industry-proven techniques, compliance criteria, how to foster good communication within the facility, the importance of auditor ethics, and gathering objective evidence, nonconformities, and reporting suggestions.  This course is for those who are new to internal auditing and those that could use a refresher course.

$375