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Continuing Education / Food Safety Training

Ohio State provides a significant amount of food safety educational and training opportunities for students and professionals:

The Wilbur A Gould Food Industries Center offers training courses for employees and personnel of companies and etrepreneurs within Ohio, parties located in close proximity to the state, and nationally. Selected courses such as the Better Process Control School and Food Safety and GMPs are offered in Spanish.

Ohio State's Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program educates growers of fresh produce about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Fresh Produce Safety Rules.

Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professionals offer a variety of food safety programs throughout the state, including ServSafe®, Occasional Quantity Cooks, Employee Food Safety Training, Pathway to Food Safety, and Home Food Preservation.

Ohio State's Farm-to-Table Program provides an experiential learning opportunity for students, food and animal health industry professionals, government regulators, and policy makers to explore leading exporting animal food production systems from farm-to-table while considering aspects of animal welfare and health, food safety, food protection, and public health.