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Food Science Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:00am
As part of an ongoing effort to support and educate food entrepreneurs, UMass Food Science Extension is hosting an intensive, one-day product development short course at Mad River Food Hub, in Waitsfield VT.  This food safety and development course has been incredibly well received among aspiring food processors in Massachusetts, and we’re very excited to be able to offer the course for the first time in Vermont. Many food entrepreneurs have a great recipe or idea for a food product but lack the experience or skills to craft a viable commercial product. This course is intended as an overview of every aspect of product development, from the initial planning phase, to food safety and packaging.
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:30am
 ​The ​Current ​Good ​Manufacturing ​Practice, ​Hazard ​Analysis, ​and ​Risk-based ​Preventive ​Controls ​for ​Human ​Food ​FDA ​regulation ​is ​intended ​to ​ensure ​safe ​manufacturing/processing, ​packing ​and ​holding ​of ​food ​products ​for ​human ​consumption ​in ​the ​United ​States. ​The ​regulation ​requires ​that ​certain ​activities ​must ​be ​completed ​by ​a ​“preventive ​controls ​qualified ​individual” ​who ​has ​“successfully ​completed ​training ​in ​the ​development ​and ​application ​of ​risk-based ​preventive ​controls.” ​This ​course ​developed ​by ​the ​FSPCA ​is ​the ​“standardized ​curriculum” ​recognized ​by ​FDA; ​successfully ​completing ​this ​course ​is ​one ​way ​to ​meet ​the ​requirements ​for ​a ​“preventive ​controls ​qualified ​individual.” 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 (All day)
Learn the fundamentals of Ramen& Sers technology from Professor Lili He and her food science team