This is an introductory Internet-based course on food safety and sanitary practices for commercial manufacturers of food products. This self-paced computer course is offered continuously throughout the year.

This course is designed to teach you the essentials of food safety, food microbiology, sanitary design principles for facilities and equipment, worker hygiene practices, correct procedures for cleaning and sanitizing, food defense and plant security, and more.

This is an "independent study" course delivered online. That means you work independently and at your own pace; at work, the library, your home, anywhere! It is ideal for the busy professional on a budget and with limited time for training.

After completing the course, you will receive a certificate from Penn State University that demonstrates your commitment to producing safe foods.

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Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Food Science

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Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Food Science