Under the direction of the Department of Food Science, LSU AgCenter
Under the final Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations for thermally processed, low-acid foods and can closure, processing departments of food industries must operate under the supervision of a person who has successfully completed a course in the principles of thermal processing and container closure evaluation taught by an FDA-approved institution.
To assist food industries in complying with the FDA/USDA regulations, a four-day Better Process Control School for supervisors of food-canning plants is offered by the Department of Food Science in the Louisiana State University AgCenter in conjunction with the FDA and Grocery Manufacturers Association Science & Education Foundation (GMA SEF).
Instruction is given by members of the LSU AgCenter Department of Food Science and by experts appointed by the FDA and GMA SEF, all of whom have wide experience in thermal processing, container handling, federal regulations for manufacturing and processing foods, food plant sanitation and food microbiology. An exam is given for each topic.
Successful participants are awarded a certificate of completion and are
registered with the FDA as qualified food-canning supervisors.
Subjects to be Covered
Satisfactory completion of the course ensures that the participant is
All class meetings will be held on the LSU campus in 214 Efferson Hall. A continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch will be provided daily (included in registration fee).
Monday, July 8, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Ashley Bond Gutierrez
Department of Food Science
Louisiana State University AgCenter
Phone: 225-578-6304 Fax: 225-578-5300