Monday, Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the International Food Protection Training Institute in Battle Creek, Michigan. The Institute uses the first-ever national food protection curriculum to train food protection professionals at all levels of government. The Institute has trained over 17-hundred highly-skilled food safety inspectors from 49 states.
Calling Battle Creek – the national leader in food safety, Senator Stabenow said – the training being done at the Institute is preparing food safety professionals who are on the front lines protecting our food supply and keeping our families safe. Dr. Julia Bradsher, President and CEO of the Global Food Protection Institute, said – training programs, delivered at IFPTI, are essential to ensuring that food protection agencies have the skills they need to identify and prevent potential risks.
The International Food Protection Training Institute was established as a global initiative by the Global Food Protection Institute. Founded in 2009, GRPI is positioned to influence the adoption of food protection policies and practices that lead to improved public health.