2020 Combined Acidified Foods and Better Process Control School

August 31 - September 3, 2020 Wiegand Hall | OSU Campus | Corvallis, Oregon

Supervisors of thermal food processing operations, acidified food processing operations, and food container closure operations.
Please note: The two-day course is for acidified foods processing and glass container closure operations only.


Each processor of low-acid or acidified foods is required to operate with a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing. This school provides the necessary training to certify supervisors of such processors.


The Oregon State University Better Process Control School is approved by the FDA and follows the prescribed course of instruction for certification. The two-day course addresses operations of acidified food processing systems, glass packaging systems and container closure inspection. In addition to the first two days, the four-day course addresses operations of retorts, low acid food processing systems, aseptic processing and packaging systems and container closure inspection.

Date and Location

August 31 - September 3, 2020, in Wiegand Hall (room TBD) on the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon Directions to Wiegand Hall: https://foodsci.oregonstate.edu/foodsci/find-us

Lodging Information

You can find lodging options in Corvallis at: Visit Corvallis, (click on Stay)

Registration Information

The link to REGISTER ONLINE coming soon! Registration fees: (registration fee includes textbook, handouts, and refreshments)

2-Day Course - Acidified Foods School (AFS) - $420 pp     4-Day Course - Better Process Control School (BPCS) - $715 pp

Register 2 or more from the same organization and receive a discount:

2-Day Course - AFS Multiple registration rate - $380 pp    4-Day Course - BPCS Multiple registration rate - $650 pp

Have Questions? Need More Information?

For program content, please contact: Dr. Yanyun Zhao, ph: 541.737.9151 yanyun.zhao@oregonstate.edu

For registration information/questions, please contact: Debby Yacas, ph: 541.737.6483 deborah.yacas@oregonstate.edu