Better Process Control School 2014
Eight participants from across Illinois were certified through the Better Process Control School, held on February 25-28, 2014 at Shawnee Community College. The four-day school was held at the SCC Anna Extension Center in Anna, Illinois. Eduardo Patazca, Plant Manager, at the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), facilitated the course. The students also gained information from Dr. Rupal Choudhary, SIUC Professor of Food & Bioprocess Engineering, on how responsibilities and purpose of Process Authority.
The Better Process Control School certifies supervisors of thermal processing system, acidification and container closure evaluating programs for low-acid and acidified foods in closed containers. All low-acid and acidified food processors must have a certified supervisor on hands at all times during processing. This school satisfies the training requirements for both FDA and USDA regulations. Shawnee Community College was the first in the state of Illinois to offer the Better Process Control School.
For more information about the Better Process Control School, please contact Gabriele Farner, Training Coordinator, at 618-634-3254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured above: Samuel Yoder, Lonnie Yoder, Sidney Logwood, Amy Costa, Anthony Edwards, Carolyn Savini, and Christina Kaeb.