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SCC is First to Offer "The Better Process Control School" in Illinois

Shawnee Community College will be the first educational institution in the state of Illinois to offer "The Better Process Control School". Larger 4-year universities generally hold this course. A partnership with the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) will bring this unique opportunity to the southernmost part of Illinois. However, this course in not limited to the southern Illinois. Residents of any state can take this federally required and approved course.

"The Better Process Control School" is a 4-day course approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This course certifies supervisors of thermal processing systems; acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low acid acidified foods in closed containers. All low acid and acidified food processors must have a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing. This school satisfies the training requirements for both FDA and USDA regulations, in regards 21 CFR 113 and 21 CFR 114.

The course is mostly lecture based with 16 examinations at certain intervals throughout the course. Students are required to achieve a minimum of 70% pass rate to receive certification. Eduardo Patazca, IFSH Food Engineer, will deliver instruction.

The "Better Process Control School" will be offered February 25- February 28, 2014 at SCC's Anna Extension Center in Anna, Illinois. The course fee is $625, which includes materials and continental breakfast each morning.

For registration and additional information, please contact Gabriele Farner at Shawnee Community College at 618-634-3254 or at

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