Course:

Better Process Control School

The training course provides a solid background on microbiology, thermal processing, thermal processing systems and equipment, instrumentation, documen- tation and container closures, and is designed to avoid public health issues in canned foods.

SCHEDULE

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Better Process Control School is a required course for processors of low-acid canned foods (LACF) and acidified foods. FDA 21CFR 108, 113 and 114 require low-acid or acidified foods processors to operate with a certified supervisor at all times. BPCS also satisfies USDA FSIS regulation 9 CFR 431 (thermally processed meat and poultry products) The course is geared toward food plant employees that work with canned foods, including retort operators, production supervisors, quality assurance supervisors and R&D personnel.

ABOUT THIS CLASS

  • Silgan’s offering utilizes FDA approved training material (CBA – Science and Education Foundation) from FDA approved instructors: Canned Foods: Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification and Container Closure Evaluation, 9th Edition (FDA approved textbook).
  • The training course provides a solid background on microbiology, thermal processing, thermal processing systems and equipment, instrumentation, documen- tation and container closures, and is designed to avoid public health issues in canned foods.
  • Duration of the class is dependent on the certificates and if multiple packaging/closure and retort sections are reviewed.
  • BPCS classes will be customized in a modular fashion to be consistent with processing equipment and packaging types.
  • Certificates will be issued to attendees who score at least 70% on examinations for each requirement. The course covers all low acid, acidified and aseptic food certification requirements.

CLASS CONTENT

  • Introduction
  • Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods
  • Sanitation for Retorts and Atmospheric Cookers
  • Cleaning for Continuous Systems
  • Double Seamed Metal and Plastic Containers
  • Closures for Glass and Twist-Off Plastic Containers
  • Flexible and Semi-Rigid Containers
  • Introduction to Thermal Processing
  • Retort Equipment and Operations
  • Batch Saturated Steam Retorts – Still and Agitating
  • Continuous Rotary Retorts
  • Retorts with Overpressure – Still and Agitating
  • Hydrostatic Retorts
  • Aseptic Processing and Packaging
  • Mild Thermal Processes

REGISTRATION FORM

Silgan Containers Technology Training

Better Process Control School

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Individual FORM

Silgan Containers Technology Training

Better Process Control School

Registration has been closed Registration for Can Manufacturing 101 has been closed as we have either reached the maximum number of registrations or the class is over. Thank you for your interest!