Safe Ice Cream
Hub - Food Safety Resources for Small-Scale Ice Cream Artisans

Welcome to the Safe Ice Cream Hub

The Safe Ice Cream Hub contains food safety resources selected and organized to help ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturers find the information they need. This hub is intended to provide a one stop portal for easy access to food safety information, templates, publications, most frequently used resources, training, and support. Information has been gathered through a collaborative effort by food safety and dairy manufacturing experts from industry, academia, and nonprofit organizations. This site is under construction. We welcome your feedback on what resources would be helpful. Check back often for updates and additional resources.

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Food Safety Basics

An online training course designed for small to medium size artisan ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturers. The course was developed through collaboration with food safety and ice cream industry experts in coordination with North Carolina State University. The course consists of ten easily to follow, interactive sessions giving practical guidance and tools that manufacturers can use right now to enhance the safety of their products. The course is divided into short modules that can be taken over time to fit your schedule.

Learning Modules
  1. Importance of Food Safety
  2. Food Safety Hazards
  3. Food Safety Control Strategies
  4. Good Manufacturing Practices
  5. Allergen Controls
  6. Sanitation Controls
  7. Supply Chain Controls
  8. Process Controls
  9. Environmental Monitoring
  10. Developing a Roadmap to Your Food Safety Plan

Food Safety Resources

Search for templates, books, online and print publications, food science information, and government food safety resources.

Training Opportunities

Access online education opportunities, courses, workshops, and webinars.


Other FSMA & Regulatory Resources


Esta sección compila recursos en agricultura, productos lácteos, y la seguridad alimentaria que están disponibles en Español.

This website is a collaboration between industry and following trade associations:

Innovation Center for U.S. DairyThe Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® (IC), provides a forum for the dairy industry to work together pre-competitively. Collectively, the IC represents over 500 dairy manufacturers and over 80 percent of the U.S. milk supply. One important IC initiative is the Food Safety Team, which helps assure dairy products are safe by providing resources and training in all facets of dairy manufacturing.

International Dairy Foods AssociationThe International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industry, which supports more than 3 million jobs that generate $159 billion in wages and $620 billion in overall economic impact. IDFA’s diverse membership ranges from multinational organizations to single-plant companies, from dairy companies and cooperatives to food retailers and suppliers, all on the cutting edge of innovation and sustainable business practices. Together, they represent 90 percent of the milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and cultured products, and dairy ingredients produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world. Delicious, safe and nutritious, dairy foods offer unparalleled health and consumer benefits to people of all ages.

National Ice Cream Retailers AssociationThe National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA) is a trade organization whose members are in the retail ice cream and frozen dessert business. The members of NICRA are located all across the United States, Canada, and several other countries. They operate hundreds of stores and have estimated annual sales in the millions of dollars. They employ thousands of full-time and part-time employees. Since 1933 NICRA has helped hundreds of ice cream and frozen dessert entrepreneurs get started and prosper.


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