Northwest Ohio Local Food Show | April 11

Buyers and distributors are taking a serious look at local food producers. Display your product, provide samples and chat with retail, restaurant, and institution representatives looking to stock their shelves with products like yours.

The Ohio Signature Food Contest | May 31

Make your food product dream a reality! Submit your food product idea to be considered for the Ohio Signature Food Contest.

CIFT Food Industry Credential for Students

This program provides two recognized, food industry credentials that can verify high school student expertise in the areas of agriculture, food and natural resources, bioscience, food science and safety, bioresearch and food marketing and research.

Food Safety Training | April 23

Nationally recognized food safety expert Shari Plimpton, Ph.D., vice president, director of food industry programs, CIFT, will discuss fundamentals of proper production practices, sanitation and hygiene practices for safe, high-quality product.

Ohio Listeria Workshop | April 25

This workshop will provide practical guidelines for preventing contamination with L. monocytogenes, including controls directed toward preventing contamination of product surfaces and preventing the establishment and growth of the organism in niches in the food processing/preparation environment.

Learn how good employees can be great through Lean Manufacturing!

Our approach involves working with top management to determine a best fit overall strategy for Continuous Improvement.

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Our membership program is tailored to your needs. Give us a call at 419-535-6000 or email us at to find out more!

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From Small to Large, Serving Ohio Businesses for more than 20 years.

Assisting new and growing businesses.

CIFT works with small and startup companies through our kitchen incubator, providing product development guidelines, resources, marketing direction and more.

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