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Better Process Control School

The FAPC offers Better Process Control School to provide certification to supervisors on thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs.

June 6-8, 2017
Room 201 FAPC
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In compliance with mandatory USDA and FDA regulations for the prevention of health problems from low-acid and acidified canned foods, the FAPC offers Better Process Control School to provide certification to supervisors on thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs.

The training is an ongoing joint effort of the FDA and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in cooperation with the FAPC to assist Oklahoma processors in complying with existing regulations.

Tentative Agenda:

  • June 6
    8 a.m. Registration
    8:30 a.m.

    Welcome and Course Introduction

    Dr. William McGlynn, FAPC

    8:40 a.m.

    Introduction to FDA Regulations (Chapter 1)

    FDA Representative

    9:00 a.m.

    Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods (Chapter 2)

    Dr. Steve Seideman, UA

    10:15 a.m. Break
    10:30 a.m.

    Principles of Acidified Foods (Chapter 3)

    Dr. Andrew Clarke, UM

    11:45 a.m.

    Lunch

    12:30 p.m.

    Principles of Thermal Processing (Chapter 4)

    Dr. William McGlynn, FAPC

    1:45 p.m.

    Principles of Food Plant Sanitation (Chapter 5)

    Dr. Andrew Clarke, UM

    3 p.m. Break
    3:15 p.m.

    Food Container Handling (Chapter 6)

    Dr. William McGlynn, FAPC

    4:30 p.m.

    Questions & Discussion and Measuring pH and Water Activity demonstration

    Dr. William McGlynn, FAPC


    June 7
    7:30 a.m. Exam Retakes
    8 a.m.

    Records and Recordkeeping (Chapter 7)

    Dr. Andrew Clarke, UM

    9:15 a.m.

    Equipment, Instrumentation, and Operation for Thermal Processing Systems (Chapter 8)

    Dr. Steve Seideman, UA

    10:30 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m.

    Registering a Facility and Filing a Scheduled Process with the FDA

    Dr. William McGlynn, FAPC

    11:45 a.m. Lunch
    12:30 p.m.

    Closures for Glass Containers (Chapter 16)

    Dr. Andrew Clarke, UM

    1:45 p.m.

    Flexible and Semi-rigid Containers (Chapter 17)

    Mr. Rocky Gardehl, Consultant

    3 p.m.

    Break

    3:15 p.m.

    Closures for Double Seamed Metal and Plastic Containers (Chapter 15)

    Mr. Rocky Gardehl, Consultant


    June 8
    7:30 a.m. Exam Retakes
    8 a.m.

    Still Steam Retorts (Chapter 9)

    Dr. Steve Seideman, UA

    9:15 a.m.

    Still Retorts - Processing with Overpressure (Chapter 10)

    Mr. Russell Morgan, Consultant

    10:30 a.m.

    Break

    10:45 a.m.

    Hydrostatic Retorts (Chapter 11)

    Dr. William McGlynn, FAPC

    12 p.m.

    Lunch

    1 p.m.

    Continuous Rotary Retorts (Chapter 12)

    Mr. Russell Morgan, Consultant

    2:15 p.m.

    Batch Agitating Retorts (Chapter 13)

    Dr. William McGlynn, FAPC

    3:30 p.m.

    Break

    3:45 p.m.

    Aseptic Processing & Packaging Systems (Chapter 14)

    Mr. Russell Morgan, Consultant

 

Registration:

  • Cost - $650 - whole conference (3 days); $550 - acidified foods only (first 2 days) - A $25 fee will be charged to those who fail to cancel or attend.
  • Registration fee includes workshop materials and lunch costs.
  • Register (Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Checks Accepted), or call Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 to pay by phone.

 

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