Better Process Control School

Andrew McCullough,
Food Science Student and HGIC Intern,
Clemson Extension, Clemson University

What:              Better Process Control School (BPCS)
When:             July 25-28, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where:            Greenville County Extension Office 301 University Ridge Suite 400 Greenville, South Carolina 2960
Price:               $600 for Acidified Foods (Tuesday & Wednesday) $950 for Low Acid Canned Foods (Tuesday-Friday)

Class size limited to 25 participants (first come first serve basis). Last day to register is July 18, 2017. Registration includes:  Canned Foods: Principles of Thermal Process Control Acidification and Container Closure Evaluation (8th Edition), as well as breaks, lunches, and other course materials.

Class Details: The Better Process Control School is a 2-4 day school designed for manufacturers of shelf stable, acidified and low acid foods. FDA regulations in 21 CFR 108, 113, and 114 require that acidified and low acid food manufacturers operate with a certified supervisor on hand at all times during production. This BPCS also meets U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regulations 9 CFR 318.300 and 381.300 for shelf stable, thermally processed meat and poultry products.

Topics Include: Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods, Acidified foods, Principles of Thermal Processing, Records for Product Protection, Food and Plant Sanitation, Food Container Handling, Process room Instrumentation, Equipment, and Operation, Still Retorts-Pressure Processing by Steam, Hydrostatic Retorts-Continuous Container Handling, Still Retorts-Pressure Processing with Overpressure, Agitating Retorts-Continuous Container Handling, Agitating Retorts-Discontinuous Container Handling, Aseptic Processing and Packaging Systems, Closures for Glass Containers, Closures for Metal Containers, Closures for Semirigid and Flexible Containers

To register go to:

If you have questions, feel free to contact:

Adair Hoover

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