Magnifi Group and Food Safety & Quality Systems, LLC Partner to Implement Online Education Solutions

Magnifi Group and Food Safety and Quality Systems to launch online education programs for corporations and individuals within the Food Industry.

April 21, 2017 – Chicago Ridge, IL – Magnifi Group, Inc., developer of Learn-Wise, a leading eLearning platform for the Food and Medical Device Industries and Food Safety & Quality Systems, LLC, an internationally recognized training and consulting company that provides classroom training programs to food processors, packers and distributors, have entered into an exclusive partnership to provide online training solutions to companies and individuals within the food industry.

The partnership comes on the heels of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – the first of its rules went into effect last year for qualified facilities producing Human and Animal food. Essentially these regulations lay down deadlines for food companies to adhere to new manufacturing processes and requirements designed to increase food safety.

Andrew Wolpe, President and COO of Magnifi Group, said the partnership is the perfect blend between necessary onsite training and eLearning. “Food Safety and Quality Systems, LLC can now set up preliminary online courses prior to classroom and practical courses,” Wolpe said. Wolpe added that the partnership will initially focus on two initiatives. The first will be the delivery of a comprehensive eLearning solution to corporations including the technology, the content and consulting support. The second initiative will be the creation and delivery of standardized online courses for individuals to obtain the credentials required to gain access to food processing facilities.

“These two initiatives are the start of a much larger vision,” said Christina Kelley-Astorga, Co-Founder of Food Safety and Quality Systems. “There’s significant demand from the industry to get under FSMA compliance,” Astorga said. ‘Our partnership with Magnifi Group allows us to accelerate necessary training and ultimately automate the entire learning process; from the classroom to the manufacturing plant in real-time,” Astorga said.

Implementing SQF Systems Practitioner Training


2-day course providing a comprehensive understanding of Safe Quality Food Program & SQF Code Edition 8 requirements.Mar 13-14

  • May 16-17
  • June 19-20
  • July 18-19

SQF Code Changes and Refresher Training Webinar


Food Safety and Quality Systems, LLC is ready to assist your team with the transition to the new Code requirements. We are offering “SQF Code Changes and Refresher Training Webinars” to cover the changes/additions to the SQF Code Edition 8 and provide a review of the elements.

  • TBA

SQF Quality Systems for Manufacturing Training


 This course is intended for quality, technical and managerial staff working in food manufacturing who seeks to understand and differentiate between food safety management and quality management, and who are intending to implement the SQF Quality Code.

  • June 25-26
  • Sept 24-25

Certified HACCP Training  

A 2-day training course for those implementing and auditing an SQF System.

  • May 14-15
  • June 17-18
  • July 16-17

Internal Auditor

An independent examination of the Safe Quality Food system to measure its effectiveness. Two-day training course

  • May 21 & 28
  • Sept 20 & 27

Statistical Process Control

This course will cover topics including, Variation: special and common causes; Pareto Diagrams; Histograms; Interpretation of Control Charts; X-R Control Chart; Individual Control Charts; Process Capability and Use of Excel Based SPC Tool

  • Avail 2019


FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food- PCQI Training

An FDA recognized training FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food class.

  • May 13-15
  • Jun 17-19
  • Jul 15-17

What Our Client’s Say…

“I had SQF experience before taking this course but the course made me more aware again of things that I needed to know. After taking this course, my awareness and sense of urgency regarding production of a safe product was heightened. The course material was presented well. Christina did a very good job in keeping me engaged. There was a lot of material and I was not bored for even 1 millisecond. I was kept interesting by Christina discussing real life situations as they applied to the elements and concepts of SQF. I am incorporating SQF into my weekly Operations Meeting as well as my Departmental Meetings with the hourly associates. Many times I will quote my notes which were quotes from Christina. She is very thorough and to the point. We had our on audit recently and we were. I was very prepared largely due to taking this course. There were very few surprises. In addition, everything pertaining to the course location, lodging, etc was great. Thanks again Christina for your help.”

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