Better Process Control School Acidified Food Only

June 10 - 11, 2015

The Better Process Control School Acidified Foods course of The Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center is an FDA, USDA, and FSIS required course for processors of  acidified foods. This course is designed for anyone in the food industry that is involved with processing shelf stable foods in glass containers and closure evaluation. This can include acidified food processors, operating supervisors, and food plant personnel.

Topics covered:
• FDA Regulations
• Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods
• Principles of Acidified Foods
• Principles of Thermal Processing
• Principles of Food Plant Sanitation
• Food Container Handling
• Records and Recordkeeping
• Equipment, Instrumentation, and Operation for Thermal Processing Systems
• Closures for Glass Containers

Participants are required to attend sessions and complete a standardized exam on each topic. A passing score of 70% or higher is required. Upon the successful completion of the course, participants become certified and their names are submitted to the FDA. All attendees with passing scores will receive a certificate from The Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center.

Course Fee
The cost to attend is $450 per person by the registration deadline of May 27, 2015. This fee covers instruction, manual, and certificate. After the deadline, the registration cost is $500. Optional lunches are $12 per day. Optional parking passes are $6.75 per day. If parking on the OSU campus, a parking pass is required.


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Class sessions are held in the Parker Food Science Building on The Ohio State University campus.

Please bring a hi-lighter and pencil.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received seven days before the course date to receive a partial refund. There is a $50 cancelation fee.

Substitution Policy
Substitutions are permitted, but please notify us as soon as possible so that materials can be properly identified.