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Partner Programs


Accredited Basic HACCP Training Course 

This workshops is designed to provide comprehensive instruction on the development of HACCP based food safety programs for dairy operations that should apply to juice and other foods as well. It will provide practical information, forms and exercises designed to enhance HACCP and other food safety systems.  Throughout the course, the relationship of traditional HACCP concepts with the  Preventative Controls for Human Food rule under FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

For Grade “A” Dairy processors, this course will meet the core training requirements of the NCIMS Voluntary HACCP Program for dairy plants. FDA Juice HACCP compliance requirements applicable to dairy operations that process juice will also be covered. Successful completion of this workshop should provide attendees with the tools necessary to build new or update outdated HACCP/Food Safety Programs that will meet NCIMS and FDA Juice HACCP requirements. It should also serve as a foundation for the Global Food Safety Initiative’s 3rd party certification schemes such as SQF, BRC & FSSC 22000. SQF examples will be provided.

Additional Information:

Course Information:

  • Registration is $750-$880 for in-state registrants
  • Registration is $880-$1100 for out-of-state registrants
  • Limited to the first 40 participants

Workshop Dates:

  • April 7-8, 2020
    Course Moved to August
    Location:  Cornell University, Ithaca NY

HACCP In Partnership

with Merieux NutriScience


Two-day course for individuals who have responsibility for building, maintaining, and updating plant HACCP programs that will meet customer and third party requirements.‚Äč This course is accredited under the International HACCP Alliance and is designed to meet the requirements set for GFAI, NCIMS, FSIS, and the FDA.  

Course Outline:

  • Prerequisites
  • GMPs
  • Case Studies
  • Common Hazards
  • HACCP Plan Development
  • FSMA Requirements  

Who Should Attend:

  • QA/QC
  • Production
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Sanitation personnel
  • Plant/Corporate Management

Course Information:

  • Registration is $750 for Basic HACCP Training only and includes all training materials & lunches
  • This course partnered with Implementing SQF Systems is $1400
  • All three courses (HACCP, Implementing SQF Systems, and SQF Quality Systems) is $2000
  • Limited to the first 40 participants
  • Participants will receive a certificate with a gold seal that is recognized by the International HACCP Alliance

Workshop Dates:

  • HACCP Only
    August 17-18, 2020
    Register Here
    Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Combination HACCP/ Implementing SQF and/or SQF Quality
    August 17-21, 2020
    Register Here
    Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Implementing SQF Systems Course In Partnership

with Merieux NutriSciences


This two-day course that will give participants an understanding of the SQF Code, how to implement these requirements in a food processing plant, as well as food ingredient and food packaging plants to achieve or maintain SQF Certification. It is strongly recommended that students have completed a HACCP Course of at least 16 hours prior to taking this course.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to SQF
  • Preparing for SQF Certification
  • Implementing an SQF System
  • SQF System Elements
  • SQF Pre-Farm Gate
  • SQF Post-Farm gate 

Who Should Attend:

  • QA/QC
  • Production
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Sanitation personnel
  • Plant/Corporate Management

Course Information:

  • Registration is $750 for Implementing SQF Systems only and includes all training materials & lunches
  • This course partnered with HACCP or SQF Quality is $1400
  • All three courses (HACCP, Implementing SQF Systems, and SQF Quality Systems) is $2000
  • Limited to the first 40 participants

Workshop Dates:

  • Implementing SQF Only
    August 19-20, 2020
    Register Here
    Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Combination with SQF Quality
    August 19-21, 2020
    Register Here
    Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Combination HACCP/ Implementing SQF and/or SQF Quality
    August 17-21, 2020
    Register Here
    Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY

SQF Quality Systems for Food Manufacturing

In Partnership  with Merieux NutriScience

This 1-day course is intended for quality, technical, and managerial staff working in food manufacturing who seek to understand and differentiate between food safety management and quality management, and who are intending to implement the SQF  Quality Code. Attendees must have successfully completed examinable HACCP training and either Implementing SQF Systems training (minimum Edition 7) OR Auditing SQF Systems/Lead SQF Auditor training (minimum Edition 7).

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to SQF
  • Preparing for SQF Certification
  • Implementing an SQF System
  • SQF System Elements
  • SQF Pre-Farm Gate
  • SQF Post-Farm gate 

Learning outcomes include:

  • An understanding of the link between product quality and quality management principles
  • Explain the product quality parameters within a food industry sector or facility
  • Apply the HACCP method to monitor and control quality parameters
  • Understand and apply the 'cost of quality' model within a facility
  • Apply the PDCA cycle to improve quality outcomes
  • Understand how quality management principles impact on product quality and productivity
  • Apply and improve quality management principles within a facility

Course Information:

  • Registration is $750 for SQF Quality only and includes all training materials & lunches
  • This course partnered with Implementing SQF is $1400
  • All three courses (HACCP, Implementing SQF Systems, and SQF Quality Systems) is $2000
  • Limited to the first 40 participants

Workshop Dates:

  • SQF Quality Only
    August 21, 2020
    Register Here
    Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Combination with Implementing SQF
    August 19-21, 2020
    Register Here
    Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Combination HACCP/ Implementing SQF and/or SQF Quality
    August 17-21, 2020
    Register Here
    Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY

For additional information/questions regarding the workshops, please contact:
Louise Felker                               
607-255-7098                                
lmf226@cornell.edu