The next application deadline for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program is February 1, 2013, for training completed Nov. 1 – Dec. 31.
The IDDBA reimburses a portion of expenses to IDDBA-member retailer companies that certify dairy, deli, and bakery department-level managers and associates in food safety. In FY 2011-12, the program paid out $6898.20 to retailers who certified a total of 260 managers and associates. Since the program began in July 2003, retailers have received reimbursement totaling about $218,135 for certifying 5,785 managers and associates.
There are six FSCRP application deadlines each year for the previous testing period. More information, including the application deadline dates and corresponding testing periods, and an online or printable application, are available at www.iddba.org/certification.aspx.