» Food Science Program - Better Process Control School

image of canned foodsChapman University's Better Process Control School (BPCS) provides low acid and acidified food processing classes for food science professionals. The acidified foods course is a two and one-half-day workshop, and the low-acid food course is a four-day workshop. Participants who earn a passing grade on each chapter exam will be awarded a Certificate of Completion that indicates satisfactory completion of FDA and USDA-FSIS training requirements.

Under the Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for thermally-processed foods, each processor must have on staff a supervisor who has successfully completed a course in the principles of thermal processing and container closure evaluation. Chapman University is approved to provide such training under the auspices of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

Custom designed schools can be offered on-site at your company location.

+ - FSNX 9010: 4-Day Low Acid Foods Workshop

This four day course applies to processors of low-acid foods. A low-acid food has a finished equilibrium pH value of greater than 4.6 and a water activity greater than 0.85 (21CFR, Part 113), and includes low-acid, non-refrigerated/frozen foods packaged in cans, glass jars, plastic or laminated film containers (aseptic foods). These include all foods that are canned, low-acid foods packed in jars, aseptically processed foods, shelf-stable puddings, etc.

Tuition: $850

The following subjects will be covered:

  • Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods
  • Food Plant Sanitation
  • Food Container Handling
  • Records for Product Protection
  • Principles of Thermal Processing
  • Process Room Instrumentation and Operation
  • Thermal Processing Systems:
               o   Still Retorts
               o   Overpressure Retorts
               o   Continuous Rotary Retorts
               o   Batch Agitating Retorts
               o   Hydrostatic Retorts
  • Acidified foods
  • Aseptic processing
  • Container closure evaluation:

               o   Metal containers
               o   Glass containers
               o   Plastic containers
               o   Flexible and Semi-rigid containers

Participants who earn a passing grade on each chapter exam will be awarded a Certificate of Completion that indicates satisfactory completion of FDA and USDA-FSIS training requirements. Registration fee includes the textbook, refreshments and lunch on all days, and parking permits. Space is limited.  

+ - FSNX 9011: 2 1/2-Day Acidified Foods Workshop

This two and a half day course applies to processors of acidified foods. Acidified Foods refers to foods with Aw greater than 0.85 and that are normally low acid but whose pH has been reduced to 4.6 or lower by addition of acid or acid containing food (21CFR, Part 114). Acidified foods include pickles, acidified vegetables, beans, puddings, tropical fruits, fish, salsa, etc.

Tuition: $600

The following subjects will be covered:

  • Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods
  • Food Plant Sanitation
  • Food Container Handling
  • Records for Product Protection
  • Principles of Thermal Processing
  • Process Room Instrumentation and Operation
  • Acidified foods
  • Container closure evaluation: Glass containers
Participants who earn a passing grade on each chapter exam will be awarded a Certificate of Completion that indicates satisfactory completion of FDA and USDA-FSIS training requirements. Registration fee includes the textbook, refreshments and lunch on all days, and parking permits. Space is limited.  

+ - Registration, Tuition & Refund Information

Registration | Tuition Information - Tuition is due in full before the first class meeting. The University reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollments, instructor illness, severe weather, or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants are notified immediately and all fees are refunded.  Registration ends 12/16/2016.

An email will be sent to you prior to the start date of the course with course location, campus map, and a parking permit.

Refund Policy - Student generated cancellations made 10 days prior to the start of the class, will be refunded the paid amount, less a $50 processing fee.  No refund for cancellations made within 9 days of the start of the class Refund policy will be based on case by case basis per the Food Science Director.

+ - Travel & Accommodations

Orange County (John Wayne) Airport is convenient to Chapman University. The airport is served by American, United, Southwest, Delta, and Alaska Airlines.

Los Angeles International Airport is approximately one hour from the University and is served by a large number of airlines.

Airport Shuttle Service

ALO Hotel – Orange
3737 West Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 978-9168

Special Chapman group rate of $115.00 per night plus 10.195% occupancy tax in Deluxe King or Two Queen Room. For Online Reservations, Please Visit: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1711221&hotelID=12626 Includes a full hot buffet breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers shuttle services to and from Chapman University, upon request and availability. Please notify the hotel’s front desk if you need this service.

If you call directly for hotel reservations please make sure to indicate you will be attending the Better Process Control School  2017 at Chapman University.  *Room rates are subject to change.  

You are not obligated to stay at this hotel and may make alternate arrangements.

+ - Contact

Food Science Program
Academic Director
Anuradha Prakash, Ph.D.
(714) 744-7826
prakash@chapman.edu

Food Science Program
Administrative Assistant
Robyne Kelly
(714) 289-2040
rokelly@chapman.edu

Workshop Location

January 2017 Workshop
Argyros Forum Room 206B

January 2017 Agenda

BPCS 2017 Calendar

4-Day Low Acid Workshop-Registration ends 12/16/2016!
January 3-6, 2017

Register Here!

2 1/2-Day Acidified Foods Workshop-Registration ends 12/16/2016!
January 3-5, 2017

Register Here!