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.

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About Us

  • Need help creating a shelf life program?
  • Could you use a small consumer test to determine the “critical to quality” attributes of your product portfolio?
  • Could you use a little assistance in creating online training modules or setting up a “train the trainer” culture in your facility?
  • Do you have an operation that you’d like to increase your throughput or yield on?
  • Is it time to bolster your food safety program?

TechHelp’s Idaho-based Food Manufacturing Team, led by Catherine Cantley and Janna Hamlett, includes university faculty, agricultural extension

Above, Food Manufacturing Specialists, Catherine Cantley (R) and Janna Hamlett (L) of TechHelp and the University of Idaho stand ready to assist with a wide range of your food processing needs.

resources, and internationally recognized contracted partners. Together we bring a broad range of services to the food industry through site visits, needs assessments, on-site project work, on-site training, and public courses. TechHelp offers a wide range of services that can help you grow revenues, improve productivity & performance, and strengthen your global competitiveness. Contact TechHelp today to schedule a free assessment.

Regulators, retailers, and industrial customers require food and dairy processors to adhere to stringent rules or global food safety standards that protect consumers. TechHelp offers a full suite of services and courses that help processors learn about, get certified in, and implement modern food safety standards that improve products, processes, and competitiveness. In 2018, TechHelp joined its sister MEP Centers in Washington and Montana to create a tri-state food safety partnership focused on sharing knowledge and resources. The multi-state initiative is led by Food Safety Project Manager Jolene Cram, who works for the University of Montana but is based with TechHelp at Boise State University. 

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Food Specialist, Catherine Cantley (2nd from left) of TechHelp & UI accompanies MEP Food Specialists from Iowa & Georgia.

Our Services

Advanced Food Safety Programs

FSMA Gap Analysis, HACCP, IFSC, Food Safety Program Development and Audits, Microbiological Testing, FSMA Certified Curriculums for Human and Animal Food, Foreign Suppliers, Product Safety, and Seafood.
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Product & Process Cost Savings

Ingredient Substitutions and Eliminations, Process and Yield Improvement, Operational Excellence, and Food Lean Operations.
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Additional Services

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Our Work With Clients

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Have questions, comments, or concerns? Call, email, or complete our help form and we will get back to you quickly!

Catherine Cantley
catherinecantley@techhelp.org
208.426.2181
Janna Hamlett 
jannahamlett@techhelp.org
208.731.9363

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Our Food Manufacturing Excellence Team

Upcoming Food Events

Leadership in Manufacturing – Webinar Series

Online

This course is for people in supervisory roles and those who will soon be in those positions, intended to equip participants with the necessary skills to manage, supervise, and lead staff. The instructors of this course have years of experience leading teams in some of the top manufacturing organizations across the U.S. Come leverage their expertise by not only learning but also practicing the skills needed to have a highly effective and functioning team.

$599

Leadership in Manufacturing – Webinar Series

Online

This course is for people in supervisory roles and those who will soon be in those positions, intended to equip participants with the necessary skills to manage, supervise, and lead staff. The instructors of this course have years of experience leading teams in some of the top manufacturing organizations across the U.S. Come leverage their expertise by not only learning but also practicing the skills needed to have a highly effective and functioning team.

$599

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food – Bozeman, MT

MMEC Conference Room, 2310 University Way, Bldg. 1, Bozeman, MT MMEC Conference Room, 2310 University Way, Bldg. 1, Bozeman

Does your company need a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) on staff to fulfill the requirements of the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? The FSMA rule requires food facilities to have a food safety plan in place that includes an analysis of hazards and risk-based preventive controls to minimize or prevent the identified hazards.