The next application deadline for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program is June 1, 2012, for training completed March 1-April 30.
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. Last year, the program paid out $11,497 to retailers who certified a total of 408 managers and associates.
Since the program began in July 2003, retailers have received reimbursement totaling $212,733 for certifying 5,584 employees.
More information, including the application deadline dates, testing periods, and an online or printable application, are available at www.iddba.org/certification.aspx.