As a result of our affiliation with the University of Idaho, a core function of the Food Technology Center is to educate the people about the food industry. Given the nature of today’s food supply, it is imperative that all food processors have the knowledge and ability to produce safe, high quality food products.
All work conducted at the Food Technology Center must comply with all state and federal regulations regarding food safety and sanitation. The FTC offers an introductory course to all clients that are interested in using the commercial kitchen for production. This course, entitled “Developing Your Food Product Idea: A Blueprint for Pre-Venture and Startup Food Companies” will provide attendees with the necessary background knowledge to start a company that complies with industry and FDA or State regulatory standards for producing packaged food products for resale. The course also serves as a prerequisite for use of the FTC for those clients with limited knowledge of food processing.
For existing food companies, the Food Technology Center can serve as an off-site location to conduct employee training in the areas of HACCP, food safety, sanitation, processing, etc. Training may be provided by employees or by personnel provided by the Food Technology Center.
Visit our Calendar of Events to find classes and other events associated with the Food Technology Center.