The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will sponsor a “Better Process Control School – Acidified Foods Training” February 27-28 during the WVU Extension Service’s 2013 Small Farm Conference, to be held at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown February 27-March 2.
The course is only offered once a year in West Virginia and fulfills federal food code requirements that: “…plant personnel involved in acidification, pH control, heat treatment or other critical factors of the operation shall be under the operating supervision of a person who has attended” an approved course.”
Participants must attend both days of training and pass examinations given during the training to receive their certification.
The two-day class is sponsored by the Virginia Tech Department of Food Science and Technology in cooperation with the WVDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, WVU College of Agriculture and Forestry and Consumer Sciences. Funding for the class was provided by WVDA and through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
The class is limited to 50 participants. Cost is $150 for West Virginia residents and $250 for non-West Virginia residents. Registrations will be accepted up until the morning of the first day of the class.
No additional conference fee is required for this class, but Better Process Control School participants can take advantage of a block of hotel rooms reserved for the Small Farm Conference. Call 304-296-1700 and mention the Small Farm Conference for the special rate.
Full details and registration information are available at www.wvagriculture.org
. Information on the Small Farm Conference is available at http://smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu/conference
. Questions should be directed to WVDA Marketing Specialist Teresa Halloran at 304-558-2210, firstname.lastname@example.org
WVDA Marketing Specialist Teresa Halloran