The Federal Food & Drug Administration published in the Federal Register, March 16, 1979, Vol. 44, No. 53, a regulation titled, ACIDIFIED FOODS AND LOW—ACID FOODS IN HERMETICALLY SEALED CONTAINERS—MANUFACTURE & PROCESSING. Parts 113.10 and 114.10, Personnel state:
“All operators of retorts, processing systems, and aseptic processing and packaging systems, and container closure inspectors shall be under operating supervision of a person who has attended a school approved by the Commissioner for giving instruction in retort operations, processing systems operations, aseptic processing and packaging systems operations, and container closure inspections, and has been identified by that school as having satisfactorily completed the prescribed course of instruction.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has selected Michigan State University as one of the authorized schools to present the Better Process Control School.
Students who successfully complete this course will meet FDA certification requirements.
DATES: March 18-20, 2013 Two day: Acidified Foods, Better Process Control School
March 18-22, 2013 Four day: Acidified Foods and Low Acid Canned Foods, Better Process Control School
(The four day class will only take place if there are at least 15 people registered for this portion)
Monday – Registration 12:00 p.m., Class: 1:00- 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Classes 8:00a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Wednesday- Thursday: Classes 8:00a.m. -6:00p.m.
Friday: Classes 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Michigan State University, Crop and Soil Sciences Research Facility, 4450 Beaumont, Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823.
Megghan Honke: (517) 353-3175 ext. 229, http://fshn.msu.edu
FEES: Registration fee of:
$ 770 per person - four-day, Acidified Foods and Low Acid Canned Foods, Better Process Control School
$ 695 per person - for two or more people from the same company who register at the same time for the four-day, Acidified Foods and Low Acid Canned Foods, Better Process Control School
$ 410 per person - for the two-day Acidified Foods Course only
Registration fees include tuition, textbook, lunch and refreshment breaks. Attendees receive the textbook prior to the school if registration and payment is received by February 25, 2013. All registrations must immediately follow with payment. The textbook will be mailed one week prior to the start of the class. Exams are given on textbook contents, therefore advance study is imperative. Remember to bring the textbook with you to class. Registration DOES NOT cover hotel accommodations.
You may withdraw from this course with a full refund less a $100 processing fee provided we are notified of the cancellation by February 25. After this date, you will be responsible for the full registration fee if you register and do not attend. A substitute from the original registrant’s institution or company may attend.
Register online at http://events.anr.msu.edu/bpcsmarch2013/
Parking is free and available onsite at 4450 Beaumont Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Capital Region International Airport, 4100 Capital City Blvd. Lansing, MI 48906
phone: (517) 321-6121, Fax: (517) 321-6197
After each lecture and related discussion, a short study period will be given before the closed book examination for each of the following subjects. The exams are standardized by the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science and Education Foundation with approval of the FDA. A minimum score of 70% for each exam is required for passing.
See Attached Schedule for Detailed Schedule
After satisfactory completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate. The certificate will list the subjects
passed with a score of 70% or greater, and will be mailed to you in approximately 4 weeks.
Hotel Accommodations: Candlewood Suites for $89 a night at
Lodging options are available at www.lansing.org
MSU reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the short course is cancelled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
For more information about the course contact ANR Event Services at (517) 353-3175 or email@example.com