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Courses and Training Activities

Visit this page to read about upcoming training activities at our Food Technology Center in Parma.



Better Process Control School 

Course date: 14-18 March 2016

BPCS is a US FDA, USDA and FSIS required course for processors of low-acid or acidified foods who export to the USA. Participation in this course satisfies this training requirement by the US agencies.

Thermal Processing Academy 

Course date: 21-22-23 March 2016

The course provide an insight in the technological issues related with the thermal processing of foods.The basic training days will help participants to understand the critical parameters that control the safe and quality-friendly thermal processing of foods.Based on this knowledge, participants will be able to understand the impact of their actions and responsibilities on the quality and safety of the product produced.

Training course on FDA audits

Course date: 24 March 2016

The course analyses the current USA FDA regulations, focusing on the inspections performed by competent authorities on the Italian food processors exporting to the USA. Several topics will be dealt with during the two days: FDA regulations, how to get ready for an inspection, how the personnel directly involved in the audits should be prepared, how a Warning Letter or a FDA 483 (List of Observation) should be answered. In an interactive and informal frame, the participants will be free to ask questions and put forwards specific cases of their interest. 

Food Labeling Compliance Seminar

Course date: to be defined

Incorrect labeling is one of the main causes of Import Refusal for the products exported to the US market. Proper labeling is a must for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to provide information and safeguard consumer safety. This seminar covers the basics of how foods need to be labeled to comply with the complex set of labeling rules, covers the latest in food labeling issues that have gotten attention from FDA, and provides answers to your most challenging questions.

Food labeling UE: Reg. UE 1169/2011 and application problems

Course date: to be defined

The course will examine the Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 in particular the main implementation problems and the changes introduced. Particular attention will be given to the labeling of allergens, nutritional and indications of origin. 

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