Better Process Control School Acidified Food Only

June 15 - 16, 2016

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 June 1, 2016. This fee covers instruction, manual, and certificate. After the deadline, the registration cost is $500. Optional parking passes are $7.00 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.

There are many nearby hotels on Olentangy River Rd. A few that include shuttle to OSU are Hampton Inn & Suites,Hilton Garden Inn, and Springhill Suites. Additional options can be found here:

Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a registration confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received before June 8 to receive a partial refund. There is a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after June 8 or for no-shows.

In the event of a low attendee registration or weather emergency, the Food Industries Center will reschedule or cancel the course. If a course cancellation occurs, a refund will be given in the amount of the registration fee. 

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