Dedicated to improving public health

The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) is improving public health by building competency-based training and certification systems and cultivating leadership for the food protection community worldwide.

Meeting Training Needs for Better Food Protection

In order to address the emerging issues of a safer worldwide food supply, the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) was created in 2009. Based in Battle Creek, Michigan, IFPTI is a model for private-public partnerships that address public health needs and collaborates with industry, academia, federal, state and international governments, and other organizations.

IFPTI builds competency-based training and certification systems for U.S. and international public- and private-sector food safety professionals. The training is designed around curricula frameworks that are aligned with workforce competencies from the food protection community.

International Leadership, Partnerships and Collaborations

Through international collaborations with organizations such as: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA); the World Health Organization (WHO); and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), IFPTI has become a recognized leader in the effort to create a safe global food supply.