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Safe cooking: process validation, live online tutor-led training course


11 November 2020


Members - £499 + VAT
Non-members - £680 + VAT



Benefits of attending

This sector has expanded rapidly in recent years and for many products the factory cook is vital to ensure they are safe to consume. Whether it is sandwich meats, fish, ready meal components, dips or chilled snack food, the cook is a critical control point in their manufacture, and it is imperative staff understand the principals involved.

This one-day online course offers a clear and concise overview of the critical aspects of cooking and cooling (or freezing) foods and would be of interest to companies that produce cooked ready to eat or re-heat products. It is an ideal grounding for technical and quality managers, members of a quality or process development team, as well as team leaders on the factory floor.  

The course will be delivered live online over the course of one day,  participants will be sent log in details for a WebEx Training session. 

Courses are limited to 10 people to ensure an interactive and engaging course for all participants.   

Training Course content

Safe cooking & cooling operations for chilled & frozen ready to eat or re-heated product.

This course deals with the thermal processing aspects of the food manufacturing process- chiefly cooking but also chilling & freezing. It includes a range of subjects that provide the essential technical background to enable companies to set up safe cooking and cooling processes, from the microbiological fundamentals through to practical processing guidance.

  • Microbiological principles
  • Oven & cooker technology
  • Process monitoring, verification & validation
  • Practical validation methodology & data analysis
  • Calculation of P values
  • Post cook considerations (including chilling & freezing)

"There is little guidance covering techniques for validating safe cooking practices for cook-chill or cook-freeze products. This one day course deals with the relevant issues, for companies involved in cooking of ready-to-eat food products."

This course can be customised and is available in house

Event Director - David Whittaker

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