Better Process Control School: Acidified Foods Certification Course
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This course is intended for individuals involved in food processing operations that utilize thermal processing. The FDA requires that operators of thermal processing systems work under the direct supervision of a person who has successfully completed a course provided by a recognized Better Process Control School (BPCS) provider. Registrar Corp is a recognized BPCS provider, and this course meets FDA requirements.
The BPCS Acidified Foods course covers a range of topics related to the production of acidified foods, including:
- Microbiology and principles of thermal processing: This section covers the basic principles of microbiology, including the types of microorganisms that can cause food spoilage and foodborne illness. It also covers the different types of thermal processing used in the production of acidified foods, including acidification, thermal processing, and container closure evaluation.
- Acidified foods: This section covers the definition of acidified foods, including the types of food that fall under this category. It also covers the use of acidification and pH control in the production of acidified foods.
- Container closure evaluation: This section covers the different types of containers used in the production of acidified foods, as well as the different methods for evaluating container closures to ensure they are properly sealed.
- Record keeping: This section covers the types of records that must be maintained by food processors, including process records, production records, and distribution records. It also covers the requirements for record-keeping under FDA regulations.
You will complete at least 6 of the 8 chapters. Each Chapter includes videos, followed by interactive exercises that allow you to work with the information, and practice using it using real-world scenarios. There are interactive exercises within the training which you must pass, with a score of 80%, to move on to the next. If you do not pass, you may try again.
Please note: Students will need to purchase the Book separately ($125). It is available:
- Self-paced, practical online training
- Downloadable student notes