Coffee Food Safety Plan Templates

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NCA Coffee Food Safety Plan Templates

Coffee Food Safety Plan Templates

The NCA now offers coffee-specific model safety plan templates to help you stay in compliance – as required by FSMA.

The historic 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) focused on prevention and established new rules to reduce potential food-borne health risks.

Although coffee is a low-risk food, the FDA now requires food safety plans for nearly all food manufacturing facilities (and yes, coffee is a food). This includes green coffee importers, roasters, manufacturers of flavored coffee, and processors of decaffeinated coffee.

How the NCA Can Help

To help organizations get started, the NCA  developed model food safety plan templates tailored to coffee manufacturing settings, with industry-specific hazards and controls.

These templates must be tailored to your specific facility, and include: 

 *NCA member exclusive. Check to see if your organization is a member or learn more about joining the NCA!

Why Use the Model Coffee FSMA Templates?

Developed by experienced coffee industry food safety experts, these templates can be used to develop a specific plan for your facility or to update and strengthen an existing plan.

Your customers expect you to be in compliance with safety standards. And you company could be hit with potentially severe fines and other penalties for non-compliance with FSMA.

Purchase the NCA Food Safety Templates

Please note that the NCA Food Safety Templates for Roasted, Decaf, Flavored, and Complete Saver Bundle are available to NCA members only.

Click here to learn if your company is an NCA member, or learn more about the benefits of joining the NCA today.

For further assistance, contact the friendly NCA staff at or 212.766.4007.


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NCA/GCA Comprehensive Model Food Safety Plan for Green Coffee

Member Fee:$99.00

Non-Member Fee:$199.00

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Note:  These are templates – not actual food safety plans.  Each template is a detailed compilation of potential hazards and mitigation, but needs to be tailored to reflect the actual facility, production, and food handling processes that are associated with a specific location.  FSMA requires that food facility safety plans be prepared under the oversight of a properly qualified individual, or Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI.)  The NCA can only provide general information, guidance, and resources.  It is up to YOU to make informed decisions for your own organization, product and process!

Special thanks to our colleagues at the Green Coffee Association, who volunteered their time and expertise to help create these templates.


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5 Reasons to Attend the NCA Convention

Here are 5 (of the many) great reasons to attend the NCA 2020 Convention:

1. Networking that's worth your time

One conversation with the right person can change everything.

We've designed our programming for 2020 to ensure that you'll have maximum opportunities to connect with the people you want to meet -- including a networking lunch for everyone, coffee breaks, and nightly social events like our industry happy hour and "Welcome to Texas" kickoff party.

2. Education for the real world

Coffee is complicated -- from market price fluctuation to understanding the latest food science and coffee trends. And, like most things, the best way to learn is to dive in headfirst. This year we've packed our program with dozens of speakers, panels, and educational breakout sessions to help you gain the knowledge and insights that are most relevant to you.

3. Professional development

Developing strong industry leadership is critical for the future of coffee.

Whether you're looking to grow your own career or develop talent within your organization, our Convention provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and learn more about the business of coffee - from the Next Generation Council to events where you could meet your next business partner.

4. Industry innovation

Ideas are like coffee - fresh is better.

Find new inspiration to bring back to the office, whether it's from a keynote speaker or exhibitor. Maybe you'll discover the next big thing in coffee - or come up with your own.

5. Get involved

Tap into the (well-caffeinated) energy of the NCA coffee community! Convention offers many opportunities to give back to the industry or local community, make new connections, and discover new ways to collaborate.

Consider signing up for the local Coffee Gives Back day of service, contributing a blog post on your experience, or join the conversation at a breakout session.


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