december, 2019

11dec(dec 11)9:00 am12(dec 12)1:00 pmProduct Development Course for Small Food BusinessesLearn how to properly produce food in a manner that is safe for public consumption

Event Details

Are you an entrepreneur developing new and exciting products? Do you have questions about ensuring the safety of your product? If so, this is the program for you!

This course is a 1.5-day program designed specifically to address product development and food safety issues faced by small processors. Throughout the course, we will introduce the food science basics, important considerations when developing a new food product, share key elements required for product labeling, and provide an overview of key regulatory requirements for small and emerging food businesses, such as entrepreneurs and local food processors.

Participants will receive a $50 stipend for participation.

 

Course description:

This course is a 1.5-day program designed specifically to address product development and food safety issues faced by small processors. Throughout the course, we will introduce the food science basics, important considerations when developing a new food product, share key elements required for product labeling, and provide an overview of key regulatory requirements for small and emerging food businesses, such as entrepreneurs and local food processors.

 

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Introduction: Course introduction and expectations

Chapter 2: Food Safety Hazards: Understanding food safety hazards, and identifying potential sources.

Chapter 3: Product Development Life Cycle: Product development considerations from concept to commercialization.

Chapter 4: Product Labeling: Guidance for basic nutritional labeling and claims.

Chapter 5: Controlling Food Quality and Safety: Measurable approaches to monitoring the properties of your food product.

Chapter 6: Food Safety Management: Introduction to regulatory bodies and the FDA Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.

Chapter 7: Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls: Conducting a hazard analysis for your food product, and identifying where to implement process controls.

 

Registration Deadline: December 9th

For more information and to register, please visit the following link: https://umasscafe.irisregistration.com/Home/Site?code=ProductDevRI

 

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Von Achen at cvonachen@umass.edu

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Time

11 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 12 (Thursday) 1:00 pm

Location

Hope & Main

691 Main St, Warren, Rhode Island 02885

Hosted by

Hope & Main

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