Local ag instructors earn canning certification after trip to UGA

by | June 14, 2018 1:30 pm

Last Updated: June 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm

   Emanuel County School’s five agricultural education instructors—Tori Meadows, Faith Patrick, Ashley Henry, Justin Coleman, and John Harrison—recently attended the Better Process Controls School workshop for acidified foods provided by the UGA Food Science & Technology Extension. Numerous ag teachers from around the state attended as well.

   During the course, Arlyss Jones, FDA staff member, gave an overview of FDA regulations. Dr. Bill Hurst, Dr. Anand Mohan, Dr. Rakesh Singh, and Dr. Koushik Adhikari, professors at the University of Georgia, and technical staff member Debolina Chatterjee presented on various topics. These included: the microbiology of thermally processed foods, principles of acidified foods, principles of thermal processing, principles of food plant sanitation, food container handling, records and record keeping, equipment, instrumentation, and operation for thermal processing systems, still steam retorts, closures for double-seamed metal containers, and closures for glass containers.

   During the second day of training, instructors…

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