Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods

UMaine staff at work in the commercial kitchenAcidified and low-acid canned food processors are required by the FDA and USDA to obtain Better Process Control School certification.

Attendance is mandatory for both days in order to receive certification. Course material will be presented in lecture format and we will also have several hands-on labs. After each instructor’s presentation, an examination will be given. These examinations are open-book tests. After finishing your examination, please hand the completed test to the personnel in charge before leaving the room. Participants must pass examinations with a 70% or better to obtain certification. However, participants will have the ability to retest.

Text Book: The GMA seventh edition (2007), “Canned Foods, Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification and Container Closure Evaluation” will be the text for this course.  Melissa will order books and mail them to you. Please read the chapters ahead of time to become familiar with the course material prior to May 14.

We look forward to having you participate in our course. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Libby.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Melissa Libby (UMaine Cooperative Extension, Rm 130 Hitchner Hall, UMaine) at 207.581.2788 or 1.800.287.7170 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.