THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
MONA, JAMAICA
BETTER PROCESS CONTROL SCHOOL - (BPCS)

January 8-12, 2007


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2007 PROGRAM OUTLINE

Registration at the Department of Chemistry, UWI (Mona) starts at 8:00 am, Monday, January 8, 2007 and sessions begin at 9:00 am.

1. MICROBIOLOGY OF CANNING
2. ACIDIFIED FOODS
3. FOOD CONTAINER HANDLING
4. FOOD PLANT SANITATION
5. RECORDS FOR PRODUCT PROTECTION
6. PRINCIPLES OF THERMAL PROCESSING
7. PROCESS ROOM OPERATIONS
8. THERMAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS
A. Still Retorts: Pressure Processing in Steam
B. Still Retorts: Processing with Overpressure
C. Agitating Cookers - Continuous Container Handling
D. Agitating Cookers - Discontinuous Container Handling
E. Aseptic Processing and Packaging
9. CONTAINER CLOSURE EVALUATION
A. Closures for Metal Containers
B. Closures for Glass Containers
C. Closures for Semi-rigid and Flexible Containers

NOTE:        All the subjects of the Better Process Control School will be covered except for Hydrostatic Retorts which are not used in this geographical region.

Sessions end on Friday, January 12 about 6 pm.

TARGET GROUP:
Immediate Supervisors of Retort Operators and Container Closure Inspectors for low-acid and acidified canned foods.

Senior and Middle Management Personnel in the Food Industry, Quality Control Managers etc. will also benefit.


OBJECTIVE
:
To provide instruction in the thermal processing of low acid and acidified food as required in Jamaican and International regulations.

Successful completion of the course and the expected subsequent approval of the course by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would satisfy the training requirements specified in the FDA's low-acid canned food and acidified food regulations.

INSTRUCTORS:
Instructors for the School are drawn from industry and consultants to the food industry. A representative of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to be present.

VENUE:
The Department of Chemistry, UWI, Mona

REGISTRATION:
Fee - J $ 40,000.00/ US $ 610 #

Late Registration Fee (beginning December 4, 2006) J $ 45,000.00/ US $ 690
Early registration is urged (limited numbers).
#(includes textbook and lunch)

FURTHER INFORMATION FROM:
Dr Donna A. Minott-Kates (BPCS Course Director)
Ph: (876) 935-8460; Fax: (876) 977-1835
Email: donna.minott@uwimona.edu.jm

APPLICATION FORM

An application form is to be filled out for each individual registrant. Kindly photocopy this form if you have more than one registrant attending.

I will be attending the Better Process Control School. I am expected to attend a total of five (5) days and can be certified in categories in which I satisfactorily complete instruction and examinations. Certificates will be mailed out after the instruction programme is completed. Please send my textbook to the following address:

NAME ______________________________________________________

COMPANY__________________________________________________

ADDRESS___________________________________________________

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PHONE _______________________ FAX _________________________

EMAIL______________________________________________________

Return this completed form with a cheque made payable to the:

        DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
        
ATTENTION: Dr Donna A Minott-Kates
The University of the West Indies,
2 Plymouth Cresent, Mona, Kingston 7
JAMAICA.