Ice Cream Food Safety Plan Workshop

Ice Cream Food Safety Plan Workshop



g'day ice cream lovers my name's Steve Christensen welcome to the podcast night to have you here look we do want to thank our episode sponsor before we jump into things about food safety which is I rice and cold I've been talking a lot about I rice for many years love their products whether it's fudge whether its toppings whether it's a base base flavor that you want to put in or again they specialize in water ices I rice cocom IR I our IC e c.o I rice cocom look in the grand scheme of things if you can't find a do a Google search I rice and look if you need to speak to an expert rod or injure as your man great guy thank you for your episode sponsorship folks I do want to talk to you a little bit about some big things that are happening within the ice cream industry and if you have a Google Alert or you're kind of aware of what's going on particularly when it comes to food safety you'll know that the FDA and some departments state agricultural departments are stepping up their game on inspecting and enforcing the Food Safety Modernization Act or FISMA and it's got a lot of ice cream makers kind of scratching their head as to do does FISMA apply to me what is my business model and where do I need to start introducing my food safety plan and look in the grand scheme of things if you are making something that's going to be consumed by a customer then you really do need to have a food safety plan even if it's just taking a bag of soft-serve mix putting it in a soft-serve machine cranking the hand off and then handing out a cone you need to have a food safety plan yeah the level of it depends obviously on the scope of your business whether you do wholesale whether you have multiple businesses that's why the national ice cream retailers association in conjunction with the US Center for Dairy in innovation and the National Dairy Council are putting on a single day food safety plan workshop specifically for ice cream makers now this single day workshop is highly subsidized I don't know what it would cost to have all of these experts come and teach a class it's only costing $45 for Niekro members look if you're not an IKE remember I think you can still come along anyway but it's the day before the National ice cream retailers show tradeshow and convention in November in Charleston South Carolina so if you are watching this video and you've kind of come across some of these news items about food safety about lost area about sanitization and think where does my business fall and the grand scheme of things I'll tell you right now I speak to ice cream shop owners every single day and even their particular Health Department officials don't know the process of what happens with FISMA or the Food Safety Modernization Act so get ahead of the curve go to Niekro dot org that's nicr a org you can go to ice cream USA or it's the same website but click on the food safety tab and the agenda for the day's classes there as well as some background on food safety look you can glean some of this information online and talking to different health department people but if you really are serious about developing a food safety plan for your ice cream or your frozen dessert business then this single day events will basically cram everything that you need to know into one day $45 for Niekro members it's going to be close to that if you're not an IKE remember look it's the day before our convention why wouldn't you just stay for the next three days and ever rip-roaring time at the national ice cream retailers convention all of the details Niekro dot org click on the food safety tab I'm going to put a link down here as well have any questions about food safety you can also contact us there look all we want to do is get people educated so that they're not on the the the wrong end of an FDA investigation or a state agricultural department education got to get your food safety plan and that's the way you can do it with the minimum of fuss thanks for tuning in folks it's a very important topic again if you have any questions about the ice cream business or about your food safety plan reach out to us would be happy to help Steve at scoops cool calm keep on scooping we'll see in the next video you

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