Alchemy helps companies increase productivity, reduce risk, and drive bottom line performance by unlocking the full potential of their frontline workforces. Our award-winning learning, communications, and performance solutions are tailored for each company’s unique needs to drive frontline engagement and positive behaviors. More than two million food workers at 20,000 locations use Alchemy’s programs to safeguard food, reduce workplace injuries, and improve operations.
Alchemy continuously engages frontline workers and supervisors and delivers both the knowledge and confidence they need to make the correct decisions and take smart action.
Alchemy solutions create a continuous learning environment that keeps food safety at the forefront of employees’ thoughts and actions. Our programs present thousands of learning moments that motivate workers to keep food safe.
Processing and protecting food requires a comprehensive strategy and programs to minimize risk and take the proper actions to safeguard products. Alchemy’s food safety training, coaching, and reinforcement tools help optimize your frontline workforce in key areas including:
Provide engaging group-based and eLearning courses to deliver the knowledge and confidence frontline workers need to keep food safe. Courses comply with regulatory standards and use interactivity, gamification, and short learning bursts to keep workers engaged.
Stay audit-ready 24/7 and guard against recalls by enabling supervisors to identify, automatically document, and correct procedures before a problem occurs. Monitor work toward food safety objectives. Produce automated status reports in real time.
Underscore food safety objectives and procedures across every shift and every location. A combination of coordinated print, digital, and interactive elements keep messaging consistent and foster ongoing frontline food safety dialogue.
Alchemy partners with leading organizations to advance best practices and industry initiatives. These partnerships give us an opportunity to provide our expertise and services for further supporting a safe food supply.
The Food Safety Innovation Award by IAFP recognized the Alchemy Coach Development team for creating a new product that has had a substantiated, positive impact on food safety and public health. IAFP recognizes Alchemy Coach as an innovative solution that improves the overall foundation of food safety.
“The SQFI Training Center of the Year distinction recognizes a licensed SQF training center that contributes significantly to achieving the SQF mission and supporting SQF stakeholders in implementing sound food safety and quality practices. Alchemy excels at this, and that is why the recognition is well deserved,” Robert Garfield, VP of SQFI
Based on Alchemy’s impact to the food industry and our respectable client base Training Industry has named Alchemy a Top 20 Workforce Development Provider for the second year in a row. This award highlights Alchemy’s ability to develop and deliver impactful, customized corporate training services to large, diverse workforces.
This recognition distinguishes the best providers of training services and technologies in the marketplace. Selection is based on innovation and impact on the industry, capability to develop and deliver training services, growth potential, quality of clients, and ability to accommodate diverse workforces.
Alchemy’s food and workplace safety training solutions help millions of frontline workers keep food safe, avoid recalls, stay alert to hazards, and reduce injuries and associated costs. Alchemy solutions keep clients audit ready 24/7 and maximize production potential.
Alchemy consultants help clients build a sustainable food safety culture with risk mitigation assessments, consistent and audit-defensible practices for GFSI certification, customer/audit requirements, and food safety and quality management systems.
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Food manufacturing can be a grind… especially in milling. Yet recent wins in the industry make it all worth it. Consumers are snack-happy, so demand for savory treats, sweets, and baked goods is on the rise. Alternative flours are also ubiquitous. Thanks to the gluten-free craze, nut flours and non-traditional flours like sorghum and spelt are working their way into foods worldwide.
An effective food industry training program is the cornerstone of a high performing food production or manufacturing facility. Providing the basic knowledge and reinforcing concepts for frontline workers are just two critically important facets of a well-thought-out training system.
Global Food Safety Training Survey Report highlights areas for improvement and best practices.
Some interesting news is brewing in the beverage industry. It’s hip to be healthy, and beverage companies are rushing to add nutrition-forward options to their portfolios. Whether it’s adding value to bottled water through sparkle, flavor, or “enhancements," creating old favorites with organic ingredients, offering smaller portions, or jumping on the energy drink bandwagon — all while reducing added sugar, of course — it’s clear good health has a hold on the market.
Workplace injuries are common in manufacturing jobs that depend on manual labor, and they cost the food industry billions of dollars each year. Risk factors of workplace injury include exerting excessive force, performing the same tasks repetitively, and working in awkward postures — all conditions present on the floor in food manufacturing. Damage can range in scope, from minor sprains and strains, to more serious musculo-skeletal disorders (MSDs) like tendinitis or sciatica.
It may not be edible, but packaging has a major impact on keeping food safe and displaying to customers the care with which your product is produced. Comprehensive food safety training is just as important for employees in the packaging industry as it is for those in food manufacturing facilities.
With foreign markets expanding, unpredictable weather patterns, and rising regulations, finding innovative ways to succeed in agriculture is more important than ever. With science of crop production becoming more sophisticated, farmers have more access to data, where they used to rely more heavily on history and intuition.
While food safety is paramount, it alone will not ensure continued sales and overall business success. The new SQF Quality Code, developed by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) includes system elements defined in the various SQF Food Safety Codes. LeAnn Chuboff, Vice President of Technical Affairs at SQFI and Bill McBride, SQFI Regional Representative, explain the value of educating food safety professionals to ensure consistent quality standards.
Protein processing may face more challenges than any other food sector. Meat and poultry account for the largest segment of U.S. agriculture, according to NAMI. With more pressures on the meat industry, it can feel like a juggling act keeping up with competing interests – animal welfare, dangerous micro-organisms, sustainability, and safety – while still meeting production goals. While it may present a challenge, it’s not impossible.
Food production operations devote entire shifts and dedicated teams to clean and sanitize plants. But how can team members really be certain that a line is sufficiently cleaned and sanitized?
Alchemy Systems, the world’s largest training company for the food and retail sectors, has acquired Wisetail. Wisetail has gained wide acclaim for providing restaurants, retailers, and franchises a modern employee learning and engagement platform so that they can deliver a consistent guest experience and foster a great work environment. Wisetail customers include ShakeShack, BJs Restaurants, Jamba Juice, Einstein Bros. Bagels, The Cheesecake Factory, Bonobos, and SoulCycle.
New training helps Dairy industry reach FSMA and PMO alignment.
Keeping track of all that needs to be done in a food manufacturing facility while working through "challenges and opportunities" is more turbulent than hurricane force winds! Your training programs should be the first thing pulled out of the tool kit when dealing with a change or issue. So how do you create an agile and strategic program?
Green Valley Pecan Company has grown to encompass 10,000 acres with year-round processing facilities. The company was faced with the challenge of preventing the natural knowledge loss that occurs between trainings while simultaneously boosting knowledge retention without increasing training time. This case study details the solution, systems, and tools the company implemented to achieve its goals, as well as their corresponding improvement metrics.
What does “employee engagement” even mean? At a high level, think of it as employees making their best effort on the job, fully committed to their company’s values and goals, and contributing to the company’s success. This article will explore and give data around how companies with engaged employees surveys significantly outperform businesses with lesser engage workers.
Food manufacturers often become so focused on maximizing yield and productivity that safety and quality are put on the back burner. This is where four parts of performance culture reinforce safety and quality.
Food safety culture has been a popular phrase lately. Most would agree that it’s an important concept, but how do we actually build one and strengthen it?
As the Obama administration winds down, it is worthwhile to look back at the administration’s food policies and their continuing impact on the food industry. The past eight years have seen a robust regulatory agenda, resulting in thousands of pages of new requirements for the food industry. Food safety initiatives generally receive good bi-partisan support, so the political environment has been ideal to move a broad agenda forward to advance food safety with the goal of safeguarding public health. The new regulations will continue to impact the food industry for years to come with various compliance dates going into effect from 2016 through 2020, depending on the specific rule and the size of the business.
Frontline workers play a direct and critical role in food safety. But are they trained, monitored, and coached on proper food handling techniques and practices? Are they part of a strong food safety culture?
Using labels out of sequence, obsolete labels, or wrong labels can be costly. Labeling mistakes will take a chunk out of your bottom line, lead to loss of consumer confidence, or trigger a recall.