All HACCP, FSMA and Micro classes can be arranged privately in addition to scheduled courses. Please contact Alex by calling 310-694-1544 or send an email to alexkashef@geosda.com.

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. The GIS, GPS and sensors science and technology also are taught for use in remote auditing and inspection.

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)
– Listeria Control Specialist in Food Manufacturing Facilities By the
International Food Protection Training Institute (ifpti) and American Frozen Food
Institute (AFFI
– Developer of Online Microbiological Environmental Monitoring Programs Class for Food Processors
– Basic HACCP Lead Instructor Accredited by the International HACCP Alliance
– Advanced HACCP Lead Instructor accredited by the International HACCP Alliance
Juice HACCP Lead Instructor accredited by the International HACCP Alliance
-Egg and Processed Egg HACCP Lead Instructor by the 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
– Good Manufacturing Practice (GMPs) in Food Manufacturing Facilities Certificate By ifpti and AFFI.
– Sanitation Controls in Food Manufacturing Facilities Certificate by ifpti and AFFI
– Environmental Monitoring in Food Manufacturing Facilities Certificate By ifpti and AFFI
– Hygienic Facility and Equipment Design in Food Manufacturing Facilities By ifpti and AFFI
– Hygienic Zoning in Food Manufacturing Facilities by ifpti and AFFI
– 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