JBT Technical School
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.
- From 21 to 25 February, 2022 in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium)
Other Courses (dates to be determined)
Advanced Thermal Processing Academy (ATPA) will provide an insight in the development of thermal processes for low and high acidity products (“canning”, “aseptic processing” and pasteurization) and will give the instruments to understand how deviations and problems need to be dealt with and how changes to existing processes can affect quality and safety of the product.
The course will be held at the JBT Madera Process Technologies Laboratory.
This course includes hands-on pilot plant experience. Review HP procedures and then, with your team, design and conduct a complete heat penetration study in The Process Technologies Laboratory Pilot Plant. Instrument containers and collect data. Evaluate data and then compare results to those of other teams.
The course includes both classroom instruction and hands-on pilot plant experience.
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.
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.
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.).
This advanced course will be held at the University of Parma Campus (Italy).
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)
The course will be taught in 5 days to cover all the most important aspects that concern the technological subjects related to the heat treatment of food products, both for canned products and for aseptic products. Once the knowledge is acquired, the participants will be able to understand their responsibility in the quality and safety of processed foods.
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.
More JBT Technical School
- Thermal Processing Academy – Aseptic and Canning
- Basic Thermal Processing Academy
- Better Process Control School
- Aseptic Processing and Packaging Technologies Course
- Advanced Thermal Processing Academy
- Trattamenti termici e non termici per la stabilizzazione microbiologica nell’industria alimentare
- Food Labeling UE-USA
- Preventive Controls for Human Food Training FSPCA
- Food Labeling Compliance Seminar
- JBT Citrus & Technical Related Seminar
- Training Course on FDA Audits