|Introducing Jean Dible|
|Jean Dible is the founder and principal of GA Food Safety Professionals and is the author of this online food safety training course. Jean wrote this course with a lot of professional knowledge and experience, significant research and the help of many professionals in the business aviation industry and food regulatory agencies. Jean also is a working food safety audit inspector for a restaurant chain in Atlanta, GA (US), which gives her ongoing current knowledge and experience in dealing with all aspects of food safety.
Ms. Dible discovered business aviation a few years after founding her company, and her career path then turned skyward instead of laterally in her educational endeavors. Many business aviation flight professionals, throughout the US, have been trained by Jean in food safety since 2007. After extended travel, Jean decided it would be more cost efficient for business aviation students to study aviation food safety in a self-paced online course. All classes become more expensive when a student has additional travel and hotel expenses plus the additional time to fly to a location for a classroom session.
Jean is currently a certified instructor and proctor for two national food safety and testing organizations in the US and has been since 2000; National Restaurant Association Foundation and The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. In order to maintain Jean’s credentials to teach, she must keep up with the latest food safety information in the US, as well as passing recurring national instructor and proctor food safety exams for two national organizations. Jean is a member of the National Restaurant Association, the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals, NBAA and Women in Corporate Aviation.
Jean’s professional food career began over 35 years ago shortly after earning a BS degree in foods, nutrition and education from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA (US). She began her course of study while serving in the military and finished her studies after being discharged and starting her family. Her first academic teaching position was as an off-campus Cooperative Extension community instructor in foods and nutrition for Washington State University and Jean eventually continued her career path with The University of Arizona (US). Jean eventually left academic education and took over the training program for the Armour Meat company's processed meat line for the Southeastern United States.
Ms. Dible founded her own business in 2000 and set up food safety training classes for both chefs and food service owners throughout the state of Georgia (US). Jean taught food safety classes in English, and with the help of translators, taught food safety classes to Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese food handlers for approximately eight years. Jeans latest experience in diversification of learners was training over 150 Jamaican employees, along with bimonthly audit inspections for a large resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Food safety training is ongoing with continuous updates in research and data worldwide. General aviation food handlers are too often in a food safety SOS mode during a mission, and Jean's food safety training course should change that. Understanding food safety principles and updating one's knowledge periodically, should change the SOS mode from being reactive to proactive in the prevention of foodborne illness aboard an aircraft.