Better Process Control School Acidified Foods

Jun 23, 2022 through Jun 24, 2022, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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
  • Records and Recordkeeping
  • Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods
  • Sanitation
  • Introduction to Thermal Processing
  • Mild Thermal Processes 
  • Closures for Glass Containers and Twist-Off Plastic 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 13. This fee covers instruction, 9th edition manual, lunch and certificate. After the deadline, the registration cost is $500. Optional parking passes are available through CampusParc. If parking on the OSU campus, a parking pass is required.

Class sessions are held on The Ohio State University campus. Room Location TBD.

Cancellations must be received before June 16 to receive a partial refund. There is a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after June 16 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures  
All university Safe and Healthy Buckeyes will be followed. 

Pre-packaged box lunches will be provided.

Individuals who test positive or experience symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend the course and will be provided a full refund.

Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email from If public health or university guidelines change to prevent in-person events, the course will be transitioned to a virtual platform and offered via Zoom on the same date.