The Microbiological Environmental Monitoring Program course is designed to meet the USDA HACCP and FDA HACCP and FSMA requirements for environmental pathogens controls. It has also been expanded to cover CORONAVIRUS control program for food processing establishments to meet compliance with CDC and OSHA requirements.

About Food Safety Training Institute

I would like to warmly 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 to use the preventive -based food safety system. This Institute is devoted to food safety education and training along the national and global food supply chains – 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 farming and processing. The Food Safety Training Institute is also heavily involved in using this science and technology to protect food by selecting the most appropriate site.
The domain GEOSDA stands for geospatial data analysis ; data analysis done to determine the suitability of farm and facility environments.

Alex Kashef, Founder, President, Instructor
– B.S. in Geology
– M.S. in Environmental Science
– GIS Specialist Certificate (Geographic Information Science and Software)
– Post Graduate Work in Biology (Histochemistry and Cell Biology)
– Developer of Online Microbiological Environmental Monitoring Programs Class for Food Processors
Basic HACCP Lead Instructor Certified by International HACCP Alliance
– Better Process Control School Certificate (The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture)
– Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course
– Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course
– Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Program Course
– Lead Trainer for Produce Safety Rule Course
– AFDO/SHA Certified Seafood HACCP Trainer – Lead Instructor
– AFDO/SHA Certified Sanitation Control Procedures Trainer
– Prior Certified ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Instructor and Proctor
– Prior Certified ServSafe® California Food Handler Card Instructor and Proctor
– 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

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