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Olymel Adopts Food Safety Training Program


April 15, 2008
By Canadian Poultry

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April 15, 2008, Homewood, Ill. – The Olymel production facility in Brampton, Ont., has signed an agreement
with Silliker, Inc. to train its workforce with SISTEM™, an
interactive, group-based training platform created by Alchemy Systems,
Silliker’s partner company. With plants in Québec, Ontario and Alberta,
Olymel is Canada’s leading supplier of quality pork and poultry
products
.

SISTEM™ allows companies to deliver competency-based, streamlined, and consistent training via the Internet or company intranet. The customizable platform incorporates simple remote control devices with color-coded buttons for students, and features an integrated training management system that tracks participant interactions and automatically updates training records.
In an industry that is undergoing profound changes to meet new safety challenges, SISTEM™ was chosen for the Brampton plant to promote and improve their safety practices. By implementing SISTEM™, the Ontario operation recognized the importance and urgency of harnessing a progressive training technology to meet the needs of its entire workforce that includes over 500 employees from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
SISTEM™ allows for the training of up to 32 workers at a time, with or without a facilitator, and maintains individual training records in a secure, auditable web database. Currently, the product is used to train nearly 85,000 food processing and food service workers. In 2006, Silliker and Alchemy entered into a strategic partnership to create custom food training programs to be used in addition to Alchemy’s existing library of content. Food allergens, good manufacturing practices, plant sanitation, and HACCP are among the training topics featured in the Silliker-Alchemy alliance.
For more about the SISTEM™ platform, please log on to www.sistemtraining.com/foodsafety .

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