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We continue to offer a range of training options so that you can continue to learn and develop.

Online courses – We are delivering tutor-led training courses online. Find out more

Face-to-face training – from August we have resumed our one- and two-day training courses on site. We’ll be doing so while observing social distancing and safety measures. View programme. From October we expect to be able to deliver all of our full schedule of courses.

Book now with no risk – you can book on to our courses with the confidence that we will not charge cancellation or transfer fees if COVID-19 impacts on a future course date.

Tailored training – We also provide tailored training for your teams online or face to face

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Please view our training and development programmes listed below, and book with confidence .

Thermal processing - continuous flow, live online tutor-led training course

This course can be run as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training or if you would like to register your own interest to attend this course on the next available date please complete the enquiry form

Benefits of attending

Over recent years there has been great development in the way we are able apply heat to fluid products in an efficient and safe way, bringing improvements in flavour and nutritional retention. Liquid products can be given a heat treatment rendering them commercially sterile whilst they are continuously being pumped and then filled aseptically to ensure food safety over a long ambient shelf life (known as UHT processing). Also, acidified products such as fruit juices can be pasteurised is a similarly efficient way, known as HTST processing. Practically any liquid food can be thermally processed continuously and many in fact are, particularly in the dairy, baby food and beverage sectors.

This one-day online course is first and foremost a thermal processing course. It takes content from our popular 2-day Thermal Processing & Validation course but is relevant specifically to continuous flow processing. It is designed for those with interests in continuous processes such as UHT or HTST, who would like an overview of the key food safety consideration for designing, developing and monitoring these thermal processes.

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

Thermal processing operations where fluid product is heated whilst continuously flowing

This course provides a broad overview of continuous thermal processing that is concise and accessible using an online one-day format. Thermal fundamentals such as thermal microbiology, lethality calculations are covered with additional sessions specific to the operations of continuous flow systems.

  • Thermal microbiology overview
  • Direct & indirect heating methods
  • Holding tube calculations  
  • Thermal process monitoring, verification & validation for continuous flow
  • Introduction to aseptic processing & filling
  • Process deviations & troubleshooting 

For an all-encompassing course on thermal processing, covering both in-pack and continuous methods of processing to a higher level of detail, see the 2-day Thermal Process Validation Course.

Delegate Feedback (Sept 2020):

  • I found the course extremely useful. It was one of the best courses that I have been on in a while and met my expectations exactly.
  • Fantastic course. The two tuors were brilliant. It was obvious both had extensive experience which made it easy to understand what they were saying.
  • I thought the course was extremely worthwhile and gained a great deal from it.

This course can be customised and is available in house

Event Director - David Whittaker

Related training

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

Thermal processing & validation

Thermal processing of acidified foods, live online tutor-led training course

Thermal processing of heat preserved foods, live online tutor-led training course

Further information

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