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Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing
6/13/2024 8:00 AM - 6/14/2024 5:00 PM

When: June 13-14, 2024 (8:00AM-5:00PM Both Days)

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The first step in achieving and maintaining SQF certification is to understand the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing. This class is designed to fulfill the training requirements to prepare individuals to take the SQF Practitioner test. The SQF Practitioner is responsible for developing, aligning, verifying, maintaining, and otherwise supporting the sites SQF food safety system and its culture of food safety. All SQF certified sites must have at least 2 SQF Practitioners overseeing the SQF Food Safety System. To ensure management commitment and coverage of the entire system many facilities have multiple practitioners contributing to the overall SQF System.

This hands-on workshop uses the official SQF training materials but adds real-life practical advice to fulfill requirements of the code taught by an Official SQF Training Center. With a focus on continuous improvement, practical activities provide attendees the opportunity to align their existing program with the SQF Code and build skills that will enable an environment where food safety is a top priority. Students will get a manual, practice test, and an attendance certificate with the SQF Institute logo, our logo, and license number.

Instructor, Dr. Janna Hamlett has over 20 years of experience in the food industry in a variety of capacities. She has numerous academic and industry certifications and experiences to help food manufacturers succeed.

Who Should Attend

  • This course is recommended for sites seeking certification, maintaining certification, or anyone

  • interested in learning more about the SQF program and certification.

  • Anyone who wants to become a SQF Practitioner.

  • It is highly recommended that prior to attending the course the participant has had previous

  • HACCP training.

Course Objectives

  • Create, improve, or align existing food safety programs to reflect the requirements of the

  • SQF Food Safety Code.

  • Understand the interconnectedness of the SQF programs and how each contribute to an

  • SQF System supported by a culture of food safety.

  • Outline actions to ensure the success of the SQF System.

  • This course is focused on post-farm gate food manufacturing (Food Sector Categories 7-22, 25, & 31-34)

  • Light breakfast each day, lunch, coffee, and soda.

What Is The Registration Cost?

The workshop registration fee is no-cost (Limited to 24)

The No-Cost workshop registration fee is subsidized by an Impact Washington Manufacturing Growth Grant.

How Do I Register For The Course?

Email: for registration form (Limited to 24 participants).

Principles of Lean Manufacturing with Live Simulation
6/27/2024 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The workshop is FREE to attend, and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited.

Complete this form to be considered for the workshop.

Impact Washington is partnering with Kitsap Economic Development Alliance to provide this workshop for Kitsap County Manufacturers.

LEAN 101 provides a practical overview, real-world success stories, and the hands-on tools needed to apply Lean principles to your organization. Learn how to deploy Lean in the manufacturing work environment to yield efficiency and improvement.

Participants will learn how to define value from your customer’s perspective and identify waste, various lean concepts and be able to apply them to simple improvement projects. Individuals are guided through the transformation of an imaginary company - from a traditional manufacturing environment to a lean work environment. Four levels of simulation will be conducted with training and discussion between sessions. 

A high level of involvement from class attendees is required. Learn more about the Lean 101 workshop.

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Olympic College, Building 7, Active Learning Lab- Room 311

1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337-1699 
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