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April 2018

When: April 24, 2018 8:30 AM to April 26, 2018 5:00 PM
Where: Cranberry Township, PA

The Preventive Controls for Human Foods Certification Workshop provides the credentials to meet FDA requirements for development and implementation of HACCP based systems as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. This 2-1/2 day course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, a broad-based public private alliance created by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) in cooperation with the Association of Food and Drug Officials. This course is presented by certified Penn State instructors.

When: April 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: 252 Erickson Food Science Building

Andrea Keefer, M.S. Candidate, Department of Food Science

When: April 30, 2018 7:30 AM to May 3, 2018 4:30 PM
Where: 252 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

The Better Process Control School (BPCS) is a 2-4 day school designed for manufacturers of shelf stable, acidified and low acidified foods (including pet foods). U.S. Food and Drug Administration (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.

May 2018

When: May 8, 2018 9:30 AM to May 10, 2018 12:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

This course covers the fundamentals of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and the application in meat and poultry processing operations. It provides the participant with hands-on experience in developing a HACCP plan. This course is certified by the International HACCP Alliance and meets USDA requirements for HACCP training.

When: May 16, 2018 8:30 AM to May 18, 2018 1:00 PM
Where: Scranton,PA

The Preventive Controls for Human Foods Certification Workshop provides the credentials to meet FDA requirements for development and implementation of HACCP based systems as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. This 2 1/2 day course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, a broad-based public private alliance created by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) in cooperation with the Association of Food and Drug Officials. This course is presented by certified Penn State instructors.

When: May 22, 2018 7:00 AM to May 24, 2018 5:00 PM
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park

The Food Microbiology Short course provides insight into the most recent developments of food-borne pathogens, toxins, and contaminants that may occur in a food plant environment. The short course is delivered in classroom and laboratory environments and includes a mixture of theory, demonstrations, and practical sessions on the fundamentals of food microbiology and food safety. Attendees can develop a detailed understanding of the methods used to isolate important spoilage microorganisms and food-borne pathogens and the role of food microbiologist in ensuring safe food products.

June 2018

When: June 4, 2018 to June 7, 2018
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA

This course teaches core concepts of Food Science. It is designed for technical personnel from other disciplines (chemistry, biology, engineering) and nontechnical personnel who have little or no experience in the food industry. You will learn vocabulary associated with food science and manufacturing, and learn the core principles of food chemistry, engineering, microbiology, nutrition, sensory science, and packaging taught in the context of real-world food examples.

September 2018

When: September 18, 2018 to September 20, 2018
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park

This 3-day course begins with an overview of cultured product processing, dairy ingredients, and starter cultures. These principles are applied in lectures on the manufacture of buttermilk, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, yogurt, Greek-style yogurt, cultured milk drinks, and novel products.

October 2018

When: October 9, 2018 8:30 AM to October 10, 2018 5:00 PM
Where: 244 Erickson Food Science Building

This workshop addresses everything you need to know about descriptive analysis. The first day and a half will focus on what, why, and how to conduct descriptive analysis. The optional last half day will feature a Compusense data workshop covering panelist assessment and training using their Feedback Calibration Method and Descriptive Analysis Workbook.

When: October 16, 2018 to October 18, 2018
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park

The Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers Short Course is a comprehensive 2 1/2-day program on the essentials of sanitation in food processing plants.

When: October 23, 2018 to October 25, 2018
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park

Participants in this 3 day course will gain knowledge on the operational and regulatory procedures used for pasteurization, with an emphasis on milk.

November 2018

When: November 12, 2018 8:00 AM to November 15, 2018 3:00 PM
Where: 252 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

Farmstead and artisan dairy processors and others interested in cheese that take this course will gain knowledge of the materials and processes used to make specialty cheese and learn techniques to improve their business. This 4 day course begins with a focus on the materials used for cheese making. Knowledge of milk composition and milk microbiology combined with good sanitation practices form the foundation for consistent manufacture of high quality cheese.

January 2019

When: January 6, 2019 to January 12, 2019
Where: The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park

Learn the ins and outs of ice cream manufacturing as knowledgeable instructors take you from "Cow to Cone" at the 127th Penn State Ice Cream Short Course.