Industry Guidance for Acidified Foods Workshop

This unique certificate program is an intensive [series of workshops] designed to teach thermal processing professionals the most current science-based techniques to be applied in the development of optimal thermal processes and the mitigation of thermal process deviations.

Designed for professionals working toward becoming a recognized Process Authority, GMA equips you not only the “whats” and “whens” of food processing, but also “why” specific steps used in the development process are so critical. This focus sets our Thermal Processing Program apart from other training programs. - See more at: http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1D7F5000000776#sthash.VivxI8z5.dpuf
This unique certificate program is an intensive [series of workshops] designed to teach thermal processing professionals the most current science-based techniques to be applied in the development of optimal thermal processes and the mitigation of thermal process deviations.

Designed for professionals working toward becoming a recognized Process Authority, GMA equips you not only the “whats” and “whens” of food processing, but also “why” specific steps used in the development process are so critical. This focus sets our Thermal Processing Program apart from other training programs. - See more at: http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1D7F5000000776#sthash.VivxI8z5.dpuf
This unique certificate program is an intensive [series of workshops] designed to teach thermal processing professionals the most current science-based techniques to be applied in the development of optimal thermal processes and the mitigation of thermal process deviations.

Designed for professionals working toward becoming a recognized Process Authority, GMA equips you not only the “whats” and “whens” of food processing, but also “why” specific steps used in the development process are so critical. This focus sets our Thermal Processing Program apart from other training programs. - See more at: http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1D7F5000000776#sthash.VivxI8z5.dpuf

Industry Guidance for Acidified Foods Workshop

September 18, 2015
 

Diving deeper into the niche classification of acidified foods, this workshop delves into new policies, regulations, and federal guidance on how to distinguish acid foods from acidified foods.

Participants will walk away from this session with the knowledge and tools of:

  • Principles of acidified foods

  • Regulations governing acidified foods pH, titratable acidity and sample preparation of acidified food

  • Important microorganisms and their heat resistance in thermally processed acidified foods

  • Thermal processing and acidification procedures for acidified foods

  • Determination the adequacy of a scheduled process for acidified foods

  • Critical Factors for Proper Production of Acidified Foods

Recent foodborne disease outbreaks attributed to processed foods have renewed focus on the importance of understanding the science behind processing as well as the key role process authorities play in the food safety system. Regulatory agencies are emphasizing the review of thermal process filings and re-evaluating the application of traditionally conservative thermal food processes.

While the Better Process Control School (BPCS) Program is mandated within current regulations, the process development and analysis materials covered in the BPCS program are not sufficient for the thermal processing professional.

GMA’s TPPT Program focuses on development of thermal processes and resolution of deviations encountered during the processing of food products. Our diverse panel of instructors - many of whom are process authorities themselves - will ensure you are aligned with the appropriate regulatory standards. It is crucial that processors understand and practice the most current science-based methods in the development of thermal food processes and GMA will make sure you are up-to-speed on the latest processing advancements in the field. - See more at: http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/MeetingFormPublic/view?id=1D7F5000000776#sthash.VivxI8z5.dpuf

 

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    This hands-on workshop will increase participants' understanding of new policies, regulations, and federal guidance on how to distinguish acid foods from acidified foods, thermal process recommendations, reprocessing and repackaging acidified foods, adequacy of the scheduled process, heat resistance of bacteria important in thermally processed acidified foods and quality control procedures to address spoilage.

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  • Who Should Attend?

    • Professionals in thermal processing working toward becoming a process authority

    • Food processing managers/workers

    • Legal counsel

    • Product development professionals

    • Industry regulators (and potential future regulators)

  • Thermal Processing Professional Training Program

    The Industry Guidance for Acidified Foods Workshop is an integral part of this unique certificate program - an intensive series of workshops designed to teach thermal processing professionals the most current, science-based techniques critical to the development of optimal thermal processes and the mitigation of thermal process deviations.

    If you are a thermal processing professional working toward becoming a recognized Process Authority this training is for you!

    Click here to learn more about the Thermal Processing Professional Training Program!

     

 

Contact Information

Tonnetta Brown
Coordinator, Science Policy
(202) 637-4806