Training Opportunities

Online Ice Cream Food Safety Course

An online training course designed for small to medium size artisan ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturers. 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.

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

Development of this course was funded by The Innovation Center For U.S. Dairy and the content was developed by a collaborative group of dairy food safety and online learning experts from Cornell University, North Carolina State University, The National Dairy Council, The Ice Cream Club, Wells Enterprises, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co., Classic Mix Partners, Andia‚Äôs Homemade Ice Cream, The International Dairy Foods Association, and The National Ice Cream Retailers Association.

Other Training Opportunities

Dairy Food Safety Plan Writing Workshops are offered to help artisan ice cream producers write and/or review their food safety plans.  Additional free one-on-one dairy food safety support is also available. For more information and assistance contact or call 607-255-3459.

The National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA) is a trade organization whose members are in the retail, wholesale and catering ice cream and frozen dessert business. NICRA offers many resources such as monthly bulletins with industry trends, tips & info, online video-based training, webinars, live training sessions, and member podcasts. Visit to learn more.

Regional Workshops, Training, and Support

Check out these websites for additional information. Please note: these products and services may or may not be free and all content provided is that of its respective host(s)/provider(s) who are wholly responsible for it.

Cornell University
Pennsylvania State University
Rutgers University
University of Vermont


Michigan State University
University of Minnesota
Ohio State University
University of Wisconsin

North Carolina State University

Oregon State University
University of Idaho

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This resource center is a collaboration between the following industry and trade associations:

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