SOURCE: Food Safety Seminar

October 18, 2007 11:39 ET

Food Manufacturers' Seminar Series Focuses on Safety

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 18, 2007) - The Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) announces a Friday morning seminar series, called "Best Practices for Food Manufacturers," held at the Artisan Baking Center in Long Island City at 36-46 37th Street. Topics include:

        Friday, October 19 - Food Safety
        Friday, October 26 - Food Defense
        Friday, November 2 - Product Costing

The series includes presentations, demonstrations and hands-on exercises to guide food manufacturers through some of the more pressing issues of safeguarding their businesses with techniques and practices that large food conglomerates use to keep their companies operating smoothly and their products free from harm. The first two seminars will cover food safety and defense plans, an explanation of record keeping for HACCP and the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, using the CARVER + Shock tool to assess vulnerability. The final seminar will focus on product costing using techniques that include forecasting software.

Space is limited, register soon: Cost for the series is $100, $35 for single sessions. To register call Rose-Anne Angus at ITAC: 212-442-2990 or email her at or register online at

Presenters Jerry & Nick Scavo of JSC Services have over 40 years combined experience in the baking industry, both in wholesale and retail, and currently assist baking companies with food safety, production management, reorganization and R & D.

ITAC is a citywide economic development organization that seeks to strengthen the economy of New York City by improving the performance of small to mid-size manufacturing and technology firms. ITAC is part of Food from New York, a NYC initiative of the New York Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN) aimed at strengthening the food manufacturing sector by retaining and expanding small and mid-size specialty food companies and jobs in the food sector. It provides a comprehensive set of programs to help food manufacturers, from start-ups to well-established businesses. Food from New York offers assistance in real estate and relocation, marketing, workforce development, energy and technology assistance.

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