Press Release

Food Safety and Farmworker Experts Team Up to Expand Agricultural Training Reach

SCS Global Services and AgSafe Announce Partnership

SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading food safety training center and third-party certification body, and AgSafe Food & Farms, a nonprofit organization providing worker health and safety education and services, are pleased to announce their new partnership. Through complementary and new joint education, training, and service offerings, the two organizations will provide even greater support for growers, packers, distributors, and farm labor contractors, addressing critical issues impacting worker safety, health, human resources, and food safety.

Both SCS and AgSafe have been providing high quality food and agricultural services in California and throughout the western hemisphere for decades.

AgSafe and SCS Global Services Partnership

SCS food safety training and auditing services help businesses protect their brands, reduce risk, and meet food safety requirements. Public and customized courses train professionals in programs such as:

  • HACCP for Produce Operations
  • FSMA Preventive Controls and Foreign Supplier Verification Program
  • Internal Auditing
  • GFSI Standards – SQF, GLOBALG.A.P., and BRC.

SCS also provides self-paced, online trainings, including Spanish versions of GLOBALG.A.P. and HACCP courses. “SCS is excited to partner with AgSafe, a like-minded customer-service focused organization, as part of our ongoing commitment to high-quality education and services for the food and agriculture sectors,” said Diane Dulmage, SCS Training Services Manager.

AgSafe has been working to advance the food and farming industries efforts to ensure a safe, sustainable workforce and food supply, by providing practical education and resources. Its “boots on the ground” approach is geared toward teaching both the “why” and “how” for protecting workers in the field, as well as in packing, processing and food manufacturing facilities.

More information about the partnership and courses is available on the SCS Global Services website, including a complementary webinar posted on the SCS Resource Center. SCS joins AgSafe at its Annual Conference, “Activate18,” in Monterey, California on Tuesday, February 27 - March 1 (register here). Radojka Barycki, SCS Technical Training Manager, will present two sessions in Spanish on important food safety topics during the conference.

SCS Global Services (SCS). SCS has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for more than thirty years, and has helped lead the industry in food safety training and preparedness. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in food and agriculture testing, food safety auditing, natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, retailing and more. SCS is a benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice. Contact: Diane Dulmage – Training Services Manager, SCS Global Services; 510 452 8003; [email protected]

AgSafe. The mission of AgSafe is to advance a safe, sustainable workforce and food supply through the provision of practical education and resources. Since 1991, AgSafe has trained over 75,000 employers, supervisors and farm workers in the most critical issues impacting worker safety, health, human resources, and food safety. Its success stems from this practical philosophy, designed to ensure that safe, compliant practices become an integral component of a company’s culture and day-to-day operations, which impacts the behavior for owners, supervisors and workers alike. The AgSafe team includes children of farm workers as well as experienced practitioners in safety, human resources and food safety – a unique combination which means they have walked in the shoes of both owners and workers and as such, are able to create impactful training and resources. Contact: Theresa Kiehn – Operations Manager; (209) 526-4400; [email protected]

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