Georgian supports food entrepreneurs with innovative new program
October 22, 2014

Food entrepreneurs in Central Ontario now have a new resource when it comes to navigating regulations in their industry.

Georgian College, in partnership with Grey, Bruce and Simcoe Counties, has announced the launch of a unique curriculum tailored for the booming field of local food production and processing.

Food Safety Regulatory Training is a two-day seminar that provides food entrepreneurs, farmers and food retailers with the most up-to-date knowledge and tools to better understand the complexities of the highly regulated food sector.

The program was created by the Georgian College Part-time Studies division and supported by the Grey Bruce Health Unit. It’s funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ Rural Economic Development program.

Food Safety Regulatory Training will begin as a pilot program on Nov. 22 and 23 at Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus.

“A special introductory price of $60 applies to this program,” said Shona Welsh, Executive Director of Part-time Studies. “As space is limited, Georgian and our economic development partners are encouraging interested entrepreneurs to register early.”

Additional pilot programs will be offered at the Barrie Campus on Jan. 24 and 25 and at the South Georgian Bay Campus in Collingwood on March 7 to 8.