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

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

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

Rick Bogren

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