Thermal Processing Professional Training Program



  • Microbial Validation and Verification Workshop

    September 16-17, 2015
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Laying the Foundation:
    • Why Hazard Analysis is So Important
      Microbial Verification:
    • Environmental Testing
    • Product Testing
      Microbial Validation:
    • Statistical Considerations
    • Conducting a Challenge Study    
    • Conducting an In-plant Validation
    • Modeling
      Applied Concepts in Validation
    • Thermobacteriology
    • Microbiology in Food Processing
    • Determining Heat Resistance
    • Thermal Resistance Data Interpretation
    • Application of D and z values
      Regulatory Expectations for Validation:
    • FSIS   
    • FDA
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  • Industry Guidance for Acidified Foods Workshop

    September 18, 2015
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm


    Introduction to Acidified Foods

    Applicable U.S. Regulations for Acidified Foods

    Meaning, Standardization and Determination of pH

    Acidified Food Microbiology

    Developing Processes for High Acid and Acidified Foods

    Heat Resistance of Important Microorganisms in Acidified Foods

    Guidelines on How to Distinguish Acid from Acidified Foods


    Laboratory Session:

    Sample Preparation

    Standardization of pH Meters and pH Determination

    Direct Batch Acidification Procedure

    Titration Procedure

    Calculating Titratable Acidity

    Results Interpretation

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  • Thermal Process Development Workshop

    September 21, 2015
    8:00 am – 4:30 pm



    Overview of Thermal Processing


    Thermobacteriology Overview


    Factors Affecting Heat Penetration


    Conducting Heat Penetration Tests

    September 22, 2015
    8:00 - 4:30 pm



    Establishing Retort Operating Procedures


    Heat Penetration Data Analysis


    Process Calculation Methods

    • Ball Formula Method

    September 23, 2015
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm             


    Process Establishment

    • Process Recommendation Exercise
    • Process Establishment Case Studies
    • Group Activity and Reporting
  • Management & Evaluation of Thermal Process Deviations Workshop

    September 24, 2015
    8:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Getting Started
      Deviations Overview and Regulatory Requirements
      Types of Deviations
      Strategies for Preventing Deviations
      Deviation Recordkeeping and Review
      Calculation Overview and Techniques
    September 25, 2015
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm
      Correcting In-Process Deviations
      Deviation Evaluation Procedures
      Deviation Management Systems
      Program Summary and Closure