Traditionally the food safety courses offered for processed foods have focused on Low Acid Canned Foods and Better Processing Controls. JIFSAN took on the challenge of developing a training program for manufacturers of all types of packaged foods. An emphasis is placed on the concept of commercial sterility throughout the program, thus the title of Commercially Sterile Packaged Foods (CSPF) was adopted. Attention is given to recognized Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for all food manufacturing processes covered. Details of US-FDA regulatory requirements for international trade are included
A team of instructors from the University, FDA and Industry worked together in 2009 to prepare course material. Recently, Subject Matter Experts reviewed and updated to all of the material to reflect new requirements from FSMA and the Preventative Controls Rule.
The program has been delivered five times to date.