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    IDDBA Scholarship Deadlines Approach

    Jan. 1 for college, April 1 for food safety training

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

    IDDBA offers scholarships to employees of IDDBA-member companies, in amounts ranging from $100 to $1,000, for 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. More information and an online or printable application are available.

    Meanwhile, the next application deadline for the IDDBA’s Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program is April 1 for training completed Jan. 1 – Feb. 28.

    IDDBA reimburses a portion of expenses to its 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 nearly $7,000 to retailers who certified a total of 260 managers and associates. Since the program began in July 2003, retailers have received reimbursement approaching $220,000 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 online.

    Madison, Wis.-based IDDBA is a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese and supermarket foodservice industries.

     

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