PCQI Blended Course | June and September dates available

Successfully completing this two-part course is one way to meet the requirements for a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual.” 

Foreign Supplier Verification Program Workshop | June 6

Learn more on the requirements of FSVP, including definitions of terms such as “importer” and “supplier,” responsibilities of each party in the food chain, and actions that foreign suppliers need to take to ensure their products are considered safe and acceptable for U.S. distribution.

Uncle Stevie's BBQ Sauce wins people’s choice award

Northwest Ohio food manufacturing company Uncle Stevie’s BBQ Sauce was voted as the “People’s Choice” award winner from the Northwest Ohio Local Food Show held Apr. 11, 2018 at the Stranahan Theater’s Great Hall in Toledo, Ohio.

Willy’s Fresh Salsa achieves excellence in food safety

The CIFT member has achieved the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard Certification known in the food manufacturing industry as a leading global quality and food safety certification program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Our membership program is tailored to your needs. Give us a call at 419-535-6000 or email us at info@ciftinnovation.org 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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