The China Supplier Food Safety Training Program (SFSTP): Improving food safety outcomes for suppliers in China through a sustainable business model

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In partnership with Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) Science and Education Foundation, SSAFE (Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere) and the Shanghai Food Safety Federation, GFSP has helped to establish sustainable, self-sufficient food safety training resources for small and medium enterprise (SMEs) food processors in Shanghai, which can eventually be scaled up throughout China. The program supports a virtual training center from existing physical facilities and offers a suite of programs to help suppliers progressively improve and eventually become fully compliant with domestic and international food safety standards.   

Project Results

The China SFSTP has helped to refine the fundamental approach for establishing sustainable in-country food safety training resources. Specifically, in partnership with the Bor S. Luh Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the program has established an on-line HACCP certificate program in Chinese for industry, government and academia aligned with CODEX standards and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Global Markets Protocol and related specifications.

Success Indicators and Outcomes

  • Online program participation consisting of a one-month online program, intensive face-to-face food safety technical training and advanced principles for training and mentoring completed by a core group of 18 Lead Trainers (LTs) Training.
  • The initial cadre of Lead Trainers were trained, certified by the International HACCP Alliance (IHA).
  • All relevant training materials have been translated and made available to the trainers.
  • Program design and content is being imbedded in supplier training programs planned for Indonesia and India supported by industry and is being included in food safety capacity building project proposal submissions to USAID (India) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for China and Central Asia.

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