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Better Process Control School

The Better Process Control School (BPCS) certifies supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification, and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods.

The BPCS is presented in two overlapping tracks. Days 1 and 2
meet the training requirements for processors of acidified foods
in glass containers. Days 1–4 cover all process systems and types of containers and closures used to manufacture acidified and low-acid canned or jarred foods.

The instructors are drawn from the Pennsylvania State University, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and industry experts.

Who Should Attend

  • Retort Operators
    Each processor of low-acid or acidified foods must operate with a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing. 

Curriculum

  • Microbiology of thermally processed foods
  • Principles of acidified foods
  • Food container handling
  • Principles of thermal processing
  • principles of food plant sanitation
  • equipment, instrumentation and operation
  • still steam retorts
  • Hydrostatic retorts
  • continuous rotary retorts
  • aseptic processing and packing systems
  • closures for glass, metal and plastic containers

For more information on this workshop, please contact Dr. Luke LaBorde (814-863-2298)

For date, location and registration information on this course please visit the link below:

 

Event Information and Registration