In-container Thermal Processing Skills

Canning Soup TPA

Are you ready to enhance your knowledge and skills in in-container thermal processing?

Basic Thermal Processing Academy (TPA) provides insight into the technological issues related to the 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.


JBT Process Technologies Laboratory

2300 Industrial Avenue – Madera, CA 93637 (USA)

22-26 April – 2024

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Basic Thermal Processing Academy is intended for all staff members who play a role in the manufacture of safe and high quality canned and aseptic foods such as line operators, line supervisors, plant engineers, food technologists, product developers and quality assurance staff.


Pilot plant hands-on experience

What sets this course apart is the hands-on pilot plant experience. You will have the opportunity to design and conduct a complete heat penetration study in our Process Technologies Laboratory Pilot Plant. This practical component will prepare you for real-world applications.


Microbiology and Sterilization Concepts

  • Thermobacteriology
  • Canned Food Spoilage
  • Heat Resistance (D, z, and Fo values)

Retorts and Temperature Distribution

  • Heat Transfer Concepts
  • Retort Systems Overview
  • Temperature Distribution
  • TC placement, Data Evaluation
  • Calibration, Instrumentation

Heat Penetration and Critical Factors

  • Product and Retort-related Critical Factors
  • HP Strategies for Different Retorts
  • Calibration, Instrumentation
  • TC placement, Data Evaluation

Process Calculation Methods

  • General Method
  • Ball Formula Method
    • Heating Factor Development
    • Process Calculation
    • Lethality Calculation
  • NumeriCAL
    • Overview of this advanced Method

Process Deviations

  • Approach, consideration and evaluation of thermal process deviations

Regulatory Overview


Each participant will receive a training certificate at the end of the seminar.


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