West Liberty Foods/Mount Pleasant Center Food Safety Training Program, Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Joseph Cordray, Faculty, Animal Science

Situation
 
West Liberty Foods produces a wide variety of ready-to-eat products and they feel it is extremely important to assure the food safety of their products.
 
Objective
 
Provide food safety training to employees of West Liberty Foods.
 
Activities/Output
 
Iowa State University Meat Science Extension, in cooperation with S.E. Iowa Area Extension and West Liberty Foods, conducted during FY05 at Mount Pleasant Center 45 pre-employment food safety training programs.  A total of 865 people participated in one of these training sessions.
 
Impact/Outcomes
 
West Liberty Foods is a major producer of pre-cooked sliced turkey providing product to over 6,000 restaurants.  As a result of this training the safety of their products has been improved.
 
 

2005
121 Adding Value and Enhancing Agricultural Products

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