Upcoming Events

Professional Development Opportunities


Providing the opportunity for employees to learn new skills and update their knowledge is critical for any company to remain viable in the marketplace.
The Food Processing Center provides companies with a variety of unique educational and training opportunities so your company can continue to be successful. Each program is designed specifically for the food manufacturing industry. Information is presented by industry and academic faculty experts. In addition to the selections below, The Food Processing Center can work with your company to customize learning experiences for your employees. Many workshops can also be presented on-site at your location.

Food Processing Management

This practical distance education program covers a broad scope of key topics for food processing professionals seeking to advance their career, increase their productivity at work and achieve superior performance in all areas of their business.
The Food Processing Management site.

 

Extrusion Workshop

This is an introductory hands-on workshop combining extrusion theory and techniques with pilot plant exercises emphasizing real-world product development in a variety of food categories.
Extrusion Workshop Information and Registration

Food Microbiology

This workshop provides current information along with hands-on lab experience in the area of general microbiology and pathogen detection.
Food Microbiology Workshop Information and Registration

 

Recipe to Reality Seminar

This seminar provides individuals with the knowledge to determine the feasibility of developing their idea into a small food manufacturing business.
Recipe to Reality Information and Registration

 

Better Process Control School

By law, facilities producing low acid or acidified foods must operate with a trained supervisor. This FDA-approved school will allow your company to comply with this regulation.
Better Process Control School Information and Registration

 

HAACP Workshop

This workshop explores the seven principles of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) system along with the opportunity to create a HACCP plan and review records. A certificate with a seal for International HACCP Alliance will be presented to participants upon completion of the course. This is taught by professionals who combined have over 20 years of experience in HACCP training.  This workshop is presented by the Animal Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in collaboration with Kansas State University, University of Missouri and South Dakota State University.
For HACCP Workshop Information and Registration click on the link below.
http://haccp.unl.edu

 UNL Craft Brewers Workshop

The demand for craft beer is rapidly growing. Craft breweries and local brew pubs are popping up in every community. Whether you are a seasoned brewer or just getting started this workshop will help you understand the science of beer production so you can improve the beer you are producing or create new offerings. This workshop combines theory from industry experts and University of Nebraska faculty, along with laboratory exercises and of course, beer tasting!
http://fpc.unl.edu/unl-craft-brewers-workshop


FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course

This course developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by the FDA, and is designed to meet the requirements for training under Title 21 CFR Part 117.8(c)(1).  Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual”.  Under the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation, the responsibilities of the qualified individual include to perform or oversee:

  1. Preparation of the Food Safety Plan
  2. Validation of Preventive Controls
  3. Records Review
  4. Reanalysis of the Food Safety Plan
http://fpc.unl.edu/fspca-preventive-controls-human-food-course

For more information contact:


Jill Gifford
Event Manager
The Food Processing Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1901 North 21 ST
Lincoln, NE 68588-6206
 

Phone: 402-472-2819
Email: jgifford1@unl.edu

 

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