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    Deli Deadlines Dawning

    IDDBA scholarship application due Jan. 1, certification app in April

    The next application deadline for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) scholarship program is Jan. 1.

    The IDDBA offers scholarships to employees of IDDBA-member companies in amounts ranging from $100 to $1,000 college or vocational/technical school students in business, marketing, or food-related fields of study.

    There are four application deadlines each year: Jan. 1, April 1, July 1 and Oct. 1.

    Food Safety Certification Reimbursement

    Also from the IDDBA, applications for the group's Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program are due April 1 for training completed Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, 2014.

    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. Since the program began in July 2003, retailers have received reimbursement totaling about $230,350 for certifying 6,231 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.

    Madison, Wis.-based IDDBA is a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese and supermarket foodservice industries. Member companies enjoy many benefits and services including the annual seminar and expo, leading-edge research, training programs, management tools and an annual trends report.

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