Traditionally the courses offered for processed foods have focused on Low Acid Canned Foods (LACF) and Better Processing Controls. JIFSAN took on the challenge of developing a training program for manufacturers of all types of packaged foods to include the above topics and with an emphasis on the concept of commercial sterility, thus the title of Commercially Sterile Packaged Foods (CSPF) was adopted. The program gives attention to recognized Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for all food manufacturing processes covered in the program materials.
A team of instructors from the University, FDA and Industry worked together to prepare course material. Currently a subject matter expert is working on updates to all of the materials to reflect new requirements from FSMA and the Preventative Controls Rule.
The program has been delivered five times to date.