Good Distribution Practices (GDPs)

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This 8 hour course provides knowledge of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) and an overview of the Sanitary Transport Rule. Learn the key programs needed to ensure the safety of foods for storage and distribution operations.


Fees include: instructor-led training, course materials, and Certificate of Completion.

This course is currently available as a private group training only. Contact us for more information and a quote.
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Private Group

Classroom / Virtual
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SCS trainers can provide an interactive webinar for your team – engage associates and partners from multiple facilities! We will also come to your facility for in-person training as permitted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Recommended for groups of 6 or more. Choose from a wide range of courses or a customized training.

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Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) describe the minimum standards which a distributor must meet to ensure that the quality and safety of food is maintained throughout the supply chain.

During warehousing, distribution and shipping, incidents can affect food safety resulting in increased risk of microbiological, chemical, or physical hazards. Developing and implementing consistent best practices throughout the operation, from truck to warehouse to delivery, is key to mitigating food safety and quality risks.

This training covers the best practices for: Site location and approval; Site Operations; Personnel Hygiene and Welfare; Personnel Processing Practices; Water, Ice and Air Supply; Receipt, Storage and Transport; Separation of Functions; Waste Disposal; and Product Recall Program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the hazards and assess risks
  • Describe Good Distribution Practices and how to apply them in your facility
  • Know requirements for personnel hygiene, sanitation, pest control, preventive maintenance programs and more
  • Recognize the importance of traceability and the components of a recall program
  • Define and describe HACCP preliminary steps and principles
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Who Should Attend:

Warehouse and distribution personnel, supervisors and managers and any industry members needing a better understanding or a refresher of GDPs.

Prerequisites: None. This is a basic food safety training.

What Our Clients Think

Quotation Mark

I would like to thank SCS for their fine training program. It’s our preference to send our employees to in-person trainings, but with restrictions set by Covid in 2020 we understand why SCS conducts classes via webinar. Our employees said the setup and webinars were both informative and well-paced and felt they were as close to being in-person as possible.

Dominic Etcheberria | General Manager, JBJ Distributing / Veg-land