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Unless otherwise indicated, all courses take place at our Research & Technology Center in Parma, Italy.

Active Courses

BPCS - Better Process Control School

Course dates:

  • From 4 to 8 February, 2019 in Parma (Italy) - (completed)
  • From 13 to 17 May, 2019 in Puebla (Mexico)

Better Process Control School (BPCS) is a US FDA, USDA and FSIS required course for processors of low-acid or acidified foods who export to the USA. Participation in this course satisfies this training requirement by the US agencies.


TPA - Thermal Processing Academy

Course dates:

  • From 11 to 13 February, 2019 in Parma (Italy) - (completed)
  • From 8 to 12 April, 2019 in Madera, CA (USA)
  • From 22 to 26 July, 2019 in Puebla (Mexico)

Thermal Processing Academy (TPA) provides an insight in the technological issues related with the thermal processing of foods. The basic training days will help participants to understand the critical parameters that control the safe and quality-friendly thermal processing of foods. Based on this knowledge, participants will be able to understand the impact of their actions and responsibilities on the quality and safety of the product produced.


Training Course on FDA Audits

Course dates:

  • February 14, 2019 in Parma (Italy) - (completed)

The course analyses the current USA FDA regulations, focusing on the inspections performed by competent authorities on the Italian food processors exporting to the USA. Several topics will be dealt with during the two days: FDA regulations, how to get ready for an inspection, how the personnel directly involved in the audits should be prepared, how a Warning Letter or a FDA 483 (List of Observation) should be answered. In an interactive and informal frame, the participants will be free to ask questions and put forwards specific cases of their interest.


Other Courses (dates to be defined)


Food Labeling Compliance Seminar

Incorrect labeling is one of the main causes of Import Refusal for the products exported to the US market. Proper labeling is a must for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to provide information and safeguard consumer safety. This seminar covers the basics of how foods need to be labeled to comply with the complex set of labeling rules, covers the latest in food labeling issues that have gotten attention from FDA, and provides answers to your most challenging questions.


Food Labeling UE-USA

In the first day the course will examine the Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 in particular the main implementation problems and the changes introduced. In the second day some practical cases related to enforcement actions effected by FDA will be analyzed.


FSPCA - Preventive Controls for Human Food Training

PCQI training, provided by a lead instructor of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), covers all the regulations implemented in the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This is essential to correctly implement and comply with the new dispositions of 21 CFR 117 (Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food H.A.R.C.P.).


JBT Citrus and Technical Related Seminar

JBT Specialists from abroad will do presentations on various processing topics:

  • International market trends
  • D-limonene recovery
  • Pulp wash
  • Acquisition/alliance update
  • TASTE principles
  • Vegetable processing
  • MORE (lemons, oranges and grapefruit)

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