Continuing Education Units
Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of completion that presents five (5) Ohio State Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Dr. Valente B. Alvarez is the Director of the Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center and a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. As director of the Center, Dr. Alvarez is responsible for the operation and management of the food research and development programs, training courses for industry personnel, and food and dairy processing pilot plants. Dr. Alvarez is the Lead Instructor of FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, and other certified courses as required by FDA and USDA such as the Better Process Control School and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. Professor Alvarez has a B.S. in Biochemical Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science from Michigan State University. He is member of the Institute of Food Technology, Intl Association of Food Protection, American Dairy Science Association, Ohio Association of Food Protection, and American Dairy Association Mideast.
Steven T. Simmons is Program Specialist for applied research and industry training with the Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center. As Program Specialist with the Center, Steven is responsible for administration of applied research projects and development and delivery of training courses for industry personnel. He is an instructor for courses such as FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, and Better Process Control School. Steven received his B.S. in Food Business Management and M.S. in Food Science and Technology from The Ohio State University. He holds a variety of certificates in the fields of food safety and food processing technologies, and maintains the Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety credential with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). Steven has Food Quality and Food Safety Management experience in the fresh and fresh cut produce sector, as well as experience managing the Food Processing Pilot Plant at the Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center.
The fee for this online training is $599 per person by the registration deadline of October 13, 2017. There is a 10% discount available for companies registering two or more participants. Prepayment is required.