Thermal Processing Professional Training Program

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

Thermal Processing Professional Training Program

September 25-29, 2017
 

This unique certificate program is an intensive set 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.

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

Specially built for professionals working toward becoming a recognized Process Authority, GMA equips you not only with the “whats” and “whens” of food processing, but also “why” specific steps used in the development process are so vital. This focus sets us apart from other thermal process workshops.

Registration ends at 11:59 pm Friday, September 15, 2017.

  • Why TPPT? Why Now? Why GMA? 

    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

    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 Program (BPCS) 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 panel of process authorities, scientists and regulatory experts will ensure you are:

    • aligned with the appropriate regulatory standards
    • practicing the most current science-based methods in process development
    • up-to-speed on the latest processing advancements in the field.

    Register for the Full Program Today!

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


Get Your Certificate Over Time!

A week in Washington, D.C. can be a tall order for anyone's schedule.  That's why we want to give you options!  Get your certificate in less time out of the office!  Whether you take it all this year or participate in only one workshop we will track your progress and work with you to award your Thermal Processing Professional Training Program certificate upon completion of the program.

 

  • Thermal Process Development Workshop

    September 25 - 27, 2017

    Building on its 20-plus year history, this workshop uses hands-on activities with different packages and product types to examine in detail the design of thermal processes for retorted products.  Working in teams, participants will:

    • improve their skills and understanding of basic thermal process establishment and evaluation techniques;
    • identify critical decision-making steps essential to thermal process establishment;
    • study different methods of process calculation;
    • explain the basic principles of retort system operation.

    Click here to register for the Thermal Process Development Workshop!

    Member Pricing
    $1,799.00
    Non-member Pricing
    $2,099.00

     

  • Management and Evaluation of Thermal Process Deviations

    September 28 - 29, 2017

    Though companies strive diligently to eliminate them, thermal processing deviations still occur in food and beverage production, making proper management and evaluation of deviations essential to protecting public health and ensuring regulatory compliance. Further, federal regulations require low-acid canned food processors to detect and properly handle deviations from the scheduled process. In this workshop, GMA experts will cover the critical issues and techniques required to address thermal process deviations in everyday manufacturing, including:

    • Types of Deviations
    • Strategies for Prevention
    • Recordkeeping and Review
    • Correcting In-Process Deviations
    • Evaluation Procedures 

    Click here to register for the Management and Evaluation of
    Thermal Process Deviations workshop!

    Member Pricing
    $1,199.00
    Non-member Pricing
    $1,499.00

     

Contact Information

Registration:
Audrey Rubio
Program Manager, Education and Training
(202) 639-5928