Better Process Control School - Acidified Foods Only

Institute for Food Safety and Health | 6502 South Archer Road | Bedford Park, IL 60501
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM (CST)
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The Better Process Control School Acidified Foods Only course of the Institute for Food Safety and Health, (IFSH), IIT satisfies the training requirements of both FDA and USDA regulations to prevent foodborne illnesses and protect public health. In addition, the course helps participants understand the foundational why’s behind thermal processing of acidified foods as well as look at the basics of package integrity, teardown methods and regulatory needs.   This training program is required for processors of low-acid and acidified food manufacturers under the regulations 21 CFR 113, 21 CFR 114, and 9 CFR 431.

Who should attend

  • Processors of acidified foods producing shelf stable products; Processors, operating supervisors plant personnel.
  • Sample products covered sauces, canned salsa, pickles and marinades.

Subject areas include

  • Regulations
  • Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods
  • Principles of Acidified Foods
  • Principles of Thermal Processing
  • Principles of Food Plant Sanitation
  • Food Container Handling
  • Records and Recordkeeping
  • Equipment, Instrumentation, and Operation for Thermal Processing Systems
  • Closures for Glass Containers
  • Flexible and Semi-rigid Containers


Instructors for the course are approved by FDA and have several years of experience working with and teaching the material to a varied audience.

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Exams and Passing

Participants are required to attend the entire course and take exams at the completion of each chapter. Participants must receive a passing score of 70% in order to receive the certificate.


Upon successful completion of the course, and passing the required exams, participants will receive a certificate of completion from IFSH. Please use the certificates as proof of course completion and update your training records.

Registration Fee

IFSH Members: $595

Non-Members: $650

The registration fee includes all instruction, course materials, including the FDA and USDA approved manual, 8th edition Canned Foods Manual and exams.  Continental breakfast, lunch, parking permit, and morning and afternoon coffee breaks are included.  Course materials and parking permits will be handed out on the first day, at the registration table.  

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Hotel Accommodations

Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge*  (Free shuttle service to IFSH, Moffett Campus)
1200 Burr Ridge, Parkway, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Reservations: 800-350-1332

 Book your corporate rate for Institute for Food Safety and Health 

Hampton Inn and Suites Bridgeview
7010 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL 60455
Reservations: 224-513-0017

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding course content, please contact Akhila Vasan, 708.563.7539,; or for registration questions, please contact, Renee McBrien, 708.563.8271 or cell 312.519.5552,