IEH Academy

Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

Course details

9.99 per course

15 min per course

Dr. George Baker

This set of eight 15-minute, self-paced online courses will cover the general requirements (manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding operations), Raw Materials and other Ingredients, and the Manufacturing operations. Courses will use real-life examples to help participants understand how to implement and enforce CGMP requirements in a food processing facility. 

Training for Good Manufacturing Practices

cGMP: Personnel

Explore the application of Personnel requirements of 21CFR Part 17 in a food processing facility.

cGMP: Plant & Grounds

Learn about regulations associated with Plant and Grounds and how to appropriately handle regulatory requirements.

cGMP: Warehousing & Distribution

Learn how to apply cGMP requirements for Warehousing & Distribution in a food production environment.

cGMP: Equipment & Utensils

Apply current Good Manufacturing Practices from 21CFR Part 117 Subpart B for Equipment handling and utensils in a food processing facility.

cGMP: Sanitary Operations

Identify the application and management of sanitary operations to ensure regulatory compliance.

cGMP: Sanitary Facilities & Controls

Explore sanitary facilities and controls and learn how 21CFR and other standards strengthen procedures in a food processing facility.

cGMP: Processes & Controls

Apply current Good Manufacturing Practices for Processes and Controls based on the requirements of 21CFR Part 117.

cGMP: Defect Action Levels

Strengthen understanding of cGMP use and application for Defect Action Levels in food production.

Benefits and Learning Objectives

Following Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) helps to ensure the safety of food.  In September 2015, FDA modernized the CGMPs and established them in new Part 117 (21 CFR Part 117), along with new requirements for hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls which where were issued as part of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  cGMP regulations generally address matters including appropriate personal hygienic practices, design and construction of a food plant and maintenance of plant grounds, plant equipment, sanitary operations, facility sanitation, and production and process controls during the production of food.

Individuals who complete this course can do the following:

  • Apply Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) from 21CFR requirements in a food processing facility 
  • Explain and justify the use of cGMP requirements
  • Identify areas within the food production plant where procedures are involved with the cGMP regulation

Available cGMP Modules

  1. Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Personnel
  2. Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Plants & Grounds
  3. Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Warehousing & Distribution
  4. Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Equipment & Utensils
  5. Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Sanitary Operations
  6. Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Sanitary Facilities & Controls
  7. Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Processes & Controls
  8. Current Good Manufacturing Practices: Defect Action Levels

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Food Production Employees
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Production Personnel
  • Line Managers
  • Line Supervisors
  • Quality Control Technicians
  • Quality Control Supervisors
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Plant Engineers
  • QA Technicians
  • System Operators

Course Instructor

Dr. George Baker

Vice President, Technical Services – IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group

Dr. George Baker joined IEH in 2020. He received both his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Food Science. His graduate specializations included storage water activity studies, flavor compound formation under different roasting conditions, sensory analysis, including trained quantitative descriptive analysis panels, and instrumental analysis of fats and oils. He is certified to teach Seafood HACCP and Sanitation Control Procedures courses and was recently the Institute of Food Technologist’s Aquatic Food Products Division Chair. For the last few years, he worked in food manufacturing as the Director of Food Safety & Quality, as well as the SQF Practitioner and PCQI for two food production facilities with multiple production lines. He also directed substantial changes to the Environmental Monitoring Program and microbiological testing programs. In his role as Director of New Product Development, he was responsible for updated sensory testing/shelf life determination procedures and problem-solving projects.​

Registration and Payment

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