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  1. Document Development Course Offered for Small Food Processors

    Feb 7, 2020

    If you are a small-scale food producer there is required documentation you will need to complete to be compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This includes documentation of your size exemption as a “qualified facility” and various food safety programs. This workshop is intended for small (< $1 million in sales/year) producers of fermented, canned, and other shelf-stable foods. This one-day course is a hands-on opportunity for processors to develop their food safety documentation in small groups with individual coaching from instructors.

  2. Record 5 IFT awards for Food Science and Technology

    Mar 28, 2019

    Faculty with CFAES’ Department of Food Science and Technology received a record five awards in the 

  3. New Online Certificate Program

    Nov 30, 2018

    Introductory Food Science and Technology Certificate Program
  4. Ohio State’s Food Industries Center responds to the needs of the food industry with online continuing education

    Sep 14, 2017

    The OSU Food Industries Center is launching a new online continuing education course called Introduction to Food Science Essentials. This 10 week online training will begin on October 2 and is designed for food industry professionals who are new to the industry or are looking to enhance their technical knowledge and have not received a formal education in the field of food science and technology.  
  5. Get All Your HACCP and FSMA Training Needs at Once!

    Sep 11, 2017

    The Food Industries Center is offering an Introductory HACCP Workshop and FSPCA - Preventive Controls for Human Food Training on March 26 - 28, 2018.

  6. New equipment donations enhance food industry research, learning and commercial enterprise at Ohio State pilot plant.

    Apr 27, 2017

    COLUMBUS -- Eventually, anyone who eats food produced in Ohio may see -- or taste -- the benefits of some recent equipment donated to The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

    In addition to a new teaching tool for food science students, the gift from nine corporate donors will provide hands-on training and applied research opportunities for Ohio’s food industry professionals and entrepreneurs.

  7. Ohio State's Food Industries Center Helps Food, Beverage Industry Taste Success

    Aug 23, 2013

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When Lea Richards first stepped into the pilot food processing plant of Ohio State University's Food Industries Center, she was taken aback.

    "I was really amazed at the breadth of equipment that you have under one roof," said Richards, owner and operator of Pig of the Month BBQ. "There's all kinds of kettles, fryers, canning equipment, ovens for baking, a huge popcorn popper.

    "It's a great way to get your feet wet if you're just starting out in the business, before you spend a ton of money."

  8. Acidified Foods Better Process Control School meets FDA regulations

    Apr 17, 2019

    The Food Industries Center is hosting the Better Process Control School (BPCS) for Acidified Foods on Wednesday (6/14) - Thursday (6/15). BPCS satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations designed to prevent public health problems in acidified canned foods. Daily lectures by distinguished speakers, covering food safety topics including microbiology, acidified foods, container closures and handling, thermal processing, and records and recordkeeping will be covered.

  9. Cleaning and Sanitation Basics + Advanced CIP

    Aug 7, 2018

    This is a comprehensive cleaning and sanitation course series designed to teach participants the essentials of food microbiology, cleaning methodologies, sanitary equipment design, sanitation preventive controls, and regulatory requirements. A one day Cleaning and Sanitation Basics course will be offered, followed by a two day Advanced CIP course. Participants will receive a $100 discount by attending both courses.
  10. Dairy 101: October 2 - 4

    Jul 25, 2018

    In ​this ​course, ​participants ​learn ​the ​processing ​technologies ​and ​practices ​of ​a ​fluid ​milk ​plant ​operation ​from ​the ​farm ​to ​receiving, ​to ​manufacturing, ​all ​the ​way ​to ​the ​customer. ​Areas ​of ​study ​are ​fluid ​milk, ​yogurt, ​cheese ​and ​frozen ​dairy ​desserts.

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