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Food Safety for Entrepreneurs

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Course Description:

The purpose of this 8-week course is to deliver all of the food safety and regulation requirements for making and selling foods in SC. In this course, there are eight (8) modules, each of which is comprised of a series of activities. An activity may be a video, a reading, an assignment, or a quiz. You must progress through each module in order.

Course Topics:

  • Module 1: Food Safety & Science
  • Module 2: Developing a Food Safety Plan
  • Module 3: Regulations  
  • Module 4: Food Processing
  • Module 5: Packaging Labels
  • Module 6: Product Testing
  • Module 7: Traceability & Recall
  • Module 8: Food Product Commercialization Overview 

Course Requirements:

In order to successfully complete this course participants must

  • Score 85% or more on module quizzes
  • Complete all assignments and module discussion forums
  • Achieve a Final Exam score of 85% or better

Technical Requirements:

To participate fully in this course, you will need:

  • An active email address for the individual participating in the course.
  • A desktop computer or laptop (recommended): Canvas is available on mobile devices, but some content may appear differently.
  • Access to a high-speed internet connection.
  • A web browser compatible with Canvas: Chrome and Firefox are recommended.
  • Headphones or speakers (closed captioning also available).
  • Computer skills including Internet browsing, using email, typing, downloading files, and basic troubleshooting.

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