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First workshop for

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

(June 10-12, 2018)

followed by

Second course under

Better Process Control School

June 13-16, 2018

Venue

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management(NIFTEM)

Organized by

Department of Food Science and Technology National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management

Deemed to be University (De-novo Category) under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and

An Autonomous Institution under Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI

In association with


FSPCA

Brochure

ABOUT NIFTEM

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) was conceptualized by Government of India on persistent demand of food industry to have an apex body as a one stop solution provider for various problems of the sector. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has set up this institute with an initial investment of Rs. 500 crores (US $125 million).The institute is spread over an area of 100 acres. It intends to act as a Center of Excellence in the area of Food Technology and Management. It is catering to the needs of various stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, industry, exporters, policy makers, government and existing institution. NIFTEM's mandate is to work as "Sector Promotion Organization" & "Business Promotion Organization" of the food processing sector.

ABOUT PREVENTIVE CONTROLS QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL (PCQI)

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations require all companies involved in the manufacturing and/or distribution of food to the US to have at least one certified "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual". A Preventive controls qualified individual "means a qualified individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system."

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) has partnered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop course curriculum to meet these requirements. This course is taught by a Preventive Controls for Human Foods Lead Instructor. PCQI workshop will be taught by Dr. Akhila Vasan, from GMA-SEFwho is a certified lead instructor for PCQI registered with FSPCA(Certificate number: 977dee1e)

TOPICS INCLUDED:

* Good manufacturing practices and other pre-requisite programs

* Preliminary steps in developing a food safety plan

* Hazard analysis and preventive controls determination

* Record keeping procedures

* Regulatory requirements

WHO SHOULD ATTEND PCQI WORKSHOP

Key personnel in charge of developing, implementing & maintaining Food Safety Plans & Activities such as Food Safety Managers and Directors ; Plant Operations Managers ; Quality Assurance Managers and Supervisors ; Quality Control Managers and Supervisors; HACCP Managers ; Sanitation Managers ; Food Microbiologists ; Operators of Distribution Centers, Pack Houses and Export Trading Houses.

ABOUT BETTER PROCESS CONTROL SCHOOL(BPCS)

The Better Process Control School (BPCS) is a program required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for processors of low acid and acidified canned foods to meet US regulations. Processors of these products needs to have a certificate of completion from the program, and operators, operating supervisors, and executives of commercial food canning operationsare encouraged to take this course covering foundational food safety and regulatory principles. The NIFTEM Better Process Control School is offered in conjunction with the GMA Science and Education Foundation, the non-profit arm of Grocery Manufacturers Association (trade association representing the US food industry) and McGill University.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Better Process Control Schools (BPCS) certify supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification, and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods. According to the FDA/USDA guidelines, each processor of low-acid or acidified foods must operate with a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing. In India there are a significant number of processors exporting their canned products to US and need to adhere to the FDA guidelines. To assist food industries in complying with the FDA/USDA regulations, a four-day Better Process Control School for supervisors of food canning plants is offered by Department of Food Science and Technology, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) in conjunction with USFDA and the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science & Education Foundation (GMA SEF). Satisfactory completion (after the written exam at the end of training) of the course ensures that the participant is acquainted with:

✓  Those critical points in the thermal processing of low-acid foods in hermetically-sealed containers where errors can be costly.

✓  The need for control programs which will detect deviations from safe operating procedures.

✓  The processing irregularities which must be dealt with using investigative and evaluative procedures which are adequate to prevent unsafe foods from entering the distribution channels.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND BPCS WORKSHOP:

Supervisors, executives, operators and managers involved in production, quality control, R&D and export businesses of low acid and acidified canned foods (US FDA and USDA regulations).

INSTRUCTORS:

The course will be delivered by Dr. Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy, Professor, Department of Food Science, McGill University and Dr. Akhila Vasan, Senior Program Manager, Food Safety & Education, GMA-SEF alongwith the NIFTEM faculty members. Instructional materials (books, lectures, examinations) will be given in the English language.

REGISTRATION FEE

Registration for both the courses can be done online by May 20, 2018 at the web link www.niftem.ac.in. 10% discount will be offered for the participants attending both the courses. The registration closes on June 01, 2018. The registration fees for the courses are as follows:

Course

Early bird Registration Fee

Registration Fee After May 20, 2018

Inclusion

PCQI

INR 15,000.00 + 18% Tax applicable

INR 16,500.00 + 18% Taxes applicable

Certificate from FSPCA, working lunch and tea during the course

BPCS

INR 25,000.00+ 18% Tax applicable

INR 27,500.00 + 18% Tax applicable

Study material, working lunch and tea during the course

Combo (PCQI+BPCS both)

INR 36,000.00 + 18% Tax applicable

INR 39,600.00 + 18% Tax applicable

Certificate from FSPCA, BPCS Study materialworking lunch and tea during the course

The fee can be paid online directly in NIFTEM Account using following details:

Account name

NIFTEM Conference Account

Bank Name

State Bank of India

Branch

NIFTEM Campus, Kundli

Branch Code

15479

Account No.

32565106213

IFSC Code

SBIN0015479

SWIFT Code

SBININBB231

Please click on  the following link to download registration form

Registration Form

ACCOMMODATION

For confirmed participants, on request, NIFTEM can help in hotel booking nearby on chargeable (approx @3000 INR/day) basis.

DELHI-NCR WEATHER DURING JUNE

Hot with temperatures ranging from 28 - 32 °C at night and 40-45°C during the day.

OUR INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS

Akhila Vasan, Ph.D.
Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy, Ph.D.,
FCSBE, FAFST(I), FCIFST, FIUFoST, Fellow Royal Society of Canada
Senior Program Manager, Food Safety & Education, GMA-SEF
Professor, Department of Food Science, McGill University, Canada

REACHING VENUE

NIFTEM is located at Kundli on Delhi-Haryana border (Singhu border-GT Karnal road). New Delhi Bus Stand (ISBT- Kashmiri gate) and New Delhi Railway Station are about 30 kms and 40 kms, respectively. International Airport is approx 60 kms. Nearest Metro Station is at Jahangirpuri, Delhi, about 20 Kms from NIFTEM.

Organizing Committee

Chairman

Dr. Chindi Vasudevappa, Vice Chancellor, NIFTEM

Coordinator

Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay, Prof. and Head, FST Department

Contact: 0130-2281037; E-mail: ashutosh@niftem.ac.in

Co-coordinator

Dr. Anurag Singh, Assistant Professor, FST Department

Contact: 0130-2281255/ 8199990641

E-mail: bpcs.niftem@gmail.com/anurag.niftem@gmail.com

Dr. Ankur Ojha, Assistant Professor, FST Department

Contact: 0130-2281241/ 0130-2281045; E-mail: aojha.niftem@gmail.com

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management
Plot No. 97, Sector-56,HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Kundli
Sonepat,Haryana-131028,India
Ph. 0130-2281000,2219759-64,2281020 Fax: 0130-2219764
Website: www.niftem.ac.in