LSU AgCenter announces acidified foods workshop

Richard Bogren, Gutierrez, Myriam  |  12/2/2015 1:53:20 AM

News Release Distributed 12/01/15

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences will conduct a workshop for acidified foods processors on Jan. 12-13, 2016.

The Acidified Foods School on the LSU campus will provide certification of supervisors of acidification and container-closer evaluation programs for acidified foods, such as apples, oranges and lemons and food dressings and condiments that have a natural pH of 4.6 or below.

The Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines require each processor of acidified foods to operate with a certified supervisor on hand at all times during production.

The school is offered in conjunction with the FDA and the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science & Education Foundation. The cost is $500 per person if registration is made by Dec. 11 and $525 after that date. Registration ends Dec. 18. Advance registration is required. Credit card payments can be made online at http://store.lsuagcenter.com/events.

Payments by check can be made payable to LSU AgCenter and mailed with a registration form to LSU School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Attention: Petrie Baker, 297 Knapp Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. The registration form is available online at http://nfs.lsu.edu/outreach/training.htm#p5.

For more information about registration, contact Celika Murphy or Evelyn Gutierrez or call 225-578-5207.

Rick Bogren

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