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About

A wider reaching global supply chain exposes our food—and those companies within the food supply chain to increased risk. New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Program (NH MEP) supports manufacturers and those within the supply chain managing operational risks, achieve food safety regulatory and certification standard requirements, and realize sustained business value.

Focused on Business Results
Over the last few years the food Industry and its supply chain has become increasingly more complex in regards to food safety and compliance with the advent of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

NH MEP Food Safety Industry Expert has:

  • An in-depth understanding of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and third party certifications such as SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000
  • Guidance in evaluating which food safety certification would best accommodate your business and markets you choose to participate in
  • Pre-audit guidance and Gap analysis to better prepare your business for a FDA audit
  • Individual & Customized Training on Numerous Food Safety Specific topics

 

Our Capabilities and Expertise go well beyond Food Safety Compliance and Certification

Unlike other food safety consultants, we bring a holistic approach to food safety compliance by combining extensive, practical hands-on experience, with a clear understanding of the business imperatives that are crucial to your success.

The food manufacturing experts at NH MEP can help you with all aspects of your business, including:

  • Business Growth Services including Strategic Planning, Lead Generation and Marketing Assistance
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics Cost Reduction
  • Business Efficiency services including Lean Manufacturing Techniques & Plant Layout , and Cost Segregation Services

 

Training

No matter how large or small the organization, a food processing facility should regard food safety and concern for public health as its number one priority.

To meet your food safety training needs NH MEP offers a wide array of food safety courses including but not limited to:

Training Course Course Length / Hours
cGMP Requirements & Readiness 8
Food Allergens 8
Food Defense – Intentional Adulteration 8
Food Recalls and Withdrawals 8
HACCP 16
Corrective Action and Root Cause Analysis 16
FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs 16
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food 20
Internal Auditing for Food Safety Management Systems 16

 

Certification and Compliance

Every company has an obligation to its customers to provide safe and quality food. In addition, a growing number of companies require their producers and suppliers to implement a certification program. Certification to a GFSI-certified standard (e.g., SQF, IFS, BRC, FSSC 22000) demonstrates that a company is working actively to manage its food safety risks.

Connecting Compliance and Certification
It is difficult for companies to devote the resources required to maintain compliance activities at a sustained and satisfactory level—but it is essential. NH MEP understands the importance of developing and maintaining key internal controls that ensure the reliability of compliance systems and meet certification requirements.

Our experts help companies select the food safety standard that best aligns with business objectives and capabilities to ensure that compliance methods are optimized. We then manage the entire compliance and certification readiness process, working directly with onsite employees to mitigate risks, ensure certification, enhance market reputation, and drive business performance.

Compliance/Certification Services

  • FDA/FSMA compliance
  • GFSI/HACCP/GMP certification readiness
  • FSSC 22000, IFS, SQF, BRC certification consulting
  • HACCP food safety plan development
  • HACCP-certified training
  • GFSI strategy, business plans, and implementation support
  • GFSI integrity audits
  • Training and certification for internal auditors
  • Internal audit process development
  • Process verification/validation
  • Process improvement and redesign

 

For more information, please contact Training Coordinator Jill Duddy at jilliand@nhmep.org.

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Manchester
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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

Best Western, 13500 S Willow Street, Manchester, NH, United States

13 December
Manchester
Tuesday

Blueprint Reading and Engineering Drawing

Best Western, 13500 S Willow Street, Manchester, NH

15 December
Manchester
Thursday

Principles of Lean Manufacturing A One-Day Interactive Workshop

Best Western, 13500 S Willow Street, Manchester, NH

About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

Press Releases

Greater Rochester Manufacturers Discuss Workforce Challenges and Seek Solutions from the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 26, 2022 For more information please contact: Zenagui Brahim President zenaguib@nhmep.org By Cara Tracy, NH MEP | May 17, 2022 | Updated May 26, 2022 Rochester, NH – On two occasions this month, May 16 and May 25, Rochester’s Mayor,...

Building the Pipeline: A Discussion on the Manufacturing Workforce in the Monadnock Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 15, 2022 For more information please contact: Zenagui Brahim President zenaguib@nhmep.org Keene, NH – On Tuesday, March 15, NH MEP President, Zenagui Brahim helped facilitate discussion among Keene area manufacturers. The event...

Key Takeaways from the 19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit

The 19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit was held virtually on Friday, October 22 with 156 attendees. Mike Mastergeorge, VP of Brazonics, opened the event and introduced Governor Chris Sununu’s video address highlighting the importance of the manufacturing sector to New Hampshire’s economy.

Manufacturing Month Kicks off at Jewell Instruments

October 1, 2021 – NH MEP kicked off Manufacturing Month at Jewell Instruments – 850 Perimeter Rd in Manchester NH. Tim Dining, VP and General Manager of Jewell Instruments welcomed the visitors and talked about the importance manufacturing plays in the economy and the importance to raise awareness of careers in manufacturing.

MEP National Network by the Numbers: Industry Highlights

The MEP National Network has assisted over 26,800 unique manufacturing clients in every U.S. state and Puerto Rico and has completed over 71,600 projects with a total impact value of over $96 billion while creating or retaining nearly 530,000 jobs in the last five fiscal years.1