» Food Science Program - Better Process Control School

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Chapman 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 (and includes the acidified foods course). 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.

This program qualifies for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) renewal contact hours (CH).  CFS Certificants may claim a maximum of 25.5 CH for the 4-Day Low Acid Workshop, or 20 CH for the 2 1/2 Day Acidified Foods Workshop for their participation in this program.  For more information, please visit ift.org/certification or email ifscc@ift.org. Chapman University is a NEHA Registered Provider, and participants in these courses can earn up to 25.5 CE contact hours. See the course administrator for more information.


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BPCS 2022 Calendar


Sample Agenda

In Person Workshops

4 Day Low Acid Foods Workshop January 18-21  Registration coming soon!
2 1/2 Day Acidified Foods Workshop January 18-20    Registration coming soon!