We welcome you to the Food Safety Training Institute Web site. The food safety management system that was developed by NASA, Pillsbury Company and others over fifty years ago to provide safe food for astronauts and others who traveled to space, now is accepted as the most scientific food safety management system around the world. That system is called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and is pronounced "has-sip". After the passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 by the U.S. Congress, which is putting prevention at the heart of food safety, it is time for all who work in the food industry, from the farm to the consumer, to learn and use the preventive based food safety system. This Institute is devoted to food safety education and training along the food supply chain - with Prevention at the core of its training programs.

The site selected to grow, process, store, sell and serve food anywhere on earth also has a great impact on food safety. If the land, water and air of the site are contaminated, the site must be examined for suitability for food production and consumption, either on land or in water. In addition, natural hazards such as flood, fire, earthquakes, landslides and other natural hazards of the site also could threaten food safety. Fortunately, geographic information science and software are great tools that can be used to protect the food supply chain from environmental hazards by selecting a proper site for food production, processing and consumption. The Food Safety Training Institute is also heavily involved in using this science and technology to protect food by selecting the most appropriate site.

Alex Kashef, Founder and President
- B.S. in Geology
- M.S. in Environmental Science, Pollution Control Technologies
- GIS Specialist (Geographic Information Science and Software)
- Post Graduate Work in Biology (Histochemistry)
- Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Lead Instructor (FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food)
- AFDO/SHA Certified Seafood HACCP Trainer - Lead Instructor
- AFDO/SHA Certified Sanitation Control Procedures Trainer
- Certified by International HACCP Alliance (Basic and Advanced) - Lead Instructor
- Certified ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Instructor and Proctor
- Certified ServSafe® California Food Handler Card Instructor and Proctor
- Certified ServSafe® Advanced Alcohol Instructor and Proctor
- Certified SURE™ Proctor for HACCP Food Safety
- SURE™ Proctor for HACCP Alcohol and Food Defense
- Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager and
- Certified International Food Safety Manager by
- National Registry of Food Safety Professionals®
- Certificates of Attainment by Safe Quality Food Institute for
- Implementing SQF Systems (Pre-Farm Gate) and
- Implementing SQF Systems (Post-Farm Gate) and
- Auditor