Recent advancements, trends and best practices

As part of the evolution of training, Alchemy is dedicated to spreading the word about recent advancements, trends and best practices. The articles below are written by our team of professionals and were published in the food industry’s top publications.


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    Coaching Technology: Mobile App Improves Food Safety Culture »

    Food safety competencies must be demonstrated and verified through skilled coaching observations of behavior to reduce risks of operational non-conformance. What has changed is the application of tablet technology to coaching employee behaviors.

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    'Room for Improvement' in
    Food Safety Training »

    Four generations now exist in the global workforce, it is more important than ever to be sure training programs are designed with total comprehension in mind while speaking to a diverse group of employees.

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    Laura Dunn Nelson Talks Behavioral Change and Safety Improvements »

    Leading companies are shifting focus to behavior change in order to reduce risks associated with food recalls and workplace safety. Laura Dunn Nelson discusses how training when combined with coaching helps to reinforce standards and create a safety conscious culture.

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    Traceability and Sanitation Guidelines »

    Jeff Eastman, CEO of Alchemy, offers safety solutions for refrigerated and frozen food processing by examining the implementation of specific product identification.

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    Interactive Employee Training Encourages a Food Safety Culture »

    Safety culture is achieved when workers are engaged – discover best practices and learn how technology can help plants to assure training is administered correctly by actively testing worker comprehension.

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    Food Safety Training too often a
    'Tick Box' Exercise »

    Increased scrutiny of food supply chains make effective HACCP training more critical than ever before. Examine how manufacturers in the UK can monitor and reinforce safety standards on the production line.

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    Fresh Approaches to Food Safety Training for Grocers »

    Laura Nelson explains why grocers should consider food safety training as crucial to helping mitigate risks. Making employees active participants instills a sense of commitment to safe food handling practices.

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    Training is Key to FSMA Compliance »

    While faced with the issuance of complicated FSMA compliance guidelines the best strategy for manufacturers is to be proactive in the development of effective training modules to align employee behaviors according to these requirements.

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    Avoiding Incredible Costs »

    Budgeting for brand protection can cost an upwards of $1.9M-23M per year, studies show that with effectively trained staff operating margins may be bolstered by 13% or more.

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    Food Safety Strategy: Walk the Walk »

    Successful food safety culture starts at the top, a comprehensive strategy requires multiple influences throughout the chain of command.

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    Unify Employee Education to Meet Upgraded GFSI Standards »

    New GFSI standards call for irrefutable evidence to support training comprehension. Accurate record keeping helps to remove inconsistency and alleviate potential deficiencies.

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    Training Oversights and Their Impact on GFSI »

    GFSI safety schemes require advanced steps towards mitigated risks. A well-established safety culture may be achieved through thoroughly documented, measurable training program.

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    Comprehension and Retention: Be Wary of Shortcuts »

    Verifying performance is as important, if not more so, than testing when verifying worker competency. Shaping internal analysis identifies deficiency, room for improvement in training programs.

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    Training: How Often is Enough? »

    Every training program needs clear goals and metrics to determine necessary intervals for refresher courses. Learn how strategic partnerships may be able to help make learning plans more viable and robust.

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    Taking QA/QC System-Wide »

    A training program that fosters a culture of food safety allows for a greater ROI in a number of areas within plant operations.

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    The 100 Percent Solution to Worker Testing »

    Worker testing alone doesn’t ensure comprehension, technology can help your plant avoid unnecessary risks to public health and safety.

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    Food-Safety Culture Litmus Test »

    Outdated training methods offer no guarantee of aligned employee behavior. Food safety is too critical to be left to quality assurance teams, creating and maintaining a culture of safety is the key.

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    A Risk-based Approach to Setting Effective Training Objectives »

    The standards of FMSA and GFSI present challenges to HR and QA for meeting standards like SQF. Training can play a significant role in mitigating risks where a food safety culture is achieved.

“What I like about SISTEM is comprehension and consistency. With SISTEM integrated testing, I know my people understand the content and critical training is delivered consistently across shifts and facilities.”

Dan Serrano, VP of HR Operations
Tyson Foods, Inc.

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