First course under

Better Process Control School

December 11-14, 2017


National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management

Organized by

Department of Food Science and Technology National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management

Deemed to be University (De-novo Category) under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956
An Autonomous Institution under Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI

In association with

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National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) was conceptualized by Government of India on persistent demand of food industry to have an apex body as a one stop solution provider for various problems of the sector. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has set up this institute with an initial investment of Rs. 500 crores (US $125 million).The institute is spread over an area of 100 acres. It intends to act as a Center of Excellence in the area of Food Technology and Management. It is catering to the needs of various stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, industry, exporters, policy makers, government and existing institution. NIFTEM's mandate is to work as "Sector Promotion Organization" & "Business Promotion Organization" of the food processing sector.


The Better Process Control School (BPCS) is a program required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for processors of low acid and acidified canned foods to meet US regulations. Processors of these products needs to have a certificate of completion from the program, and operators, operating supervisors, and executives of commercial food canning operationsare encouraged to take this course covering foundational food safety and regulatory principles. The NIFTEM Better Process Control School is offered in conjunction with the GMA Science and Education Foundation, the non-profit arm of Grocery Manufacturers Association (trade association representing the US food industry) and McGill University.


The Better Process Control Schools (BPCS) certify supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification, and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods. According to the FDA/USDA guidelines, each processor of low-acid or acidified foods must operate with a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing. In India there are a significant number of processors exporting their canned products to US and need to adhere to the FDA guidelines. To assist food industries in complying with the FDA/USDA regulations, a four-day Better Process Control School for supervisors of food canning plants is offered by Department of Food Science and Technology, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) in conjunction with USFDA and the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science & Education Foundation (GMA SEF).

Satisfactory completion (after the written exam at the end of training) of the course ensures that the participant is acquainted with:

ü  Those critical points in the thermal processing of low-acid foods in hermetically-sealed containers where errors can be costly.

ü  The need for control programs which will detect deviations from safe operating procedures.

ü  The processing irregularities which must be dealt with using investigative and evaluative procedures which are adequate to prevent unsafe foods from entering the distribution channels.


Supervisors, executives, officers involved in production, quality control, R&D and export businesses of canning industry.

Instruction is given by faculties from GMA SEF, McGill University, Canada, NIFTEM and by experts appointed by the FDA and.Instructional materials (books, lectures, examinations) will be given in the English language.


Registration can be done online by Nov 10, 2017 at the web link registration fee for the course is INR 22,500 + 18% Taxes applicable.The registration fee includes the study material, working lunch and tea during the course. The fee can be paid online directly in NIFTEM Account using following details:

Account name

NIFTEM Conference Account

Bank Name

State Bank of India


NIFTEM Campus, Kundli,

Branch Code


Account No.






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For confirmed participants, on request, NIFTEM can help in hotel booking nearby on chargeable (approx @3000 INR/day) basis.


Cool with temperatures ranging from 5 - 10 °C at night and 20-25°C during the day.


NIFTEM is located at Kundli on Delhi-Haryana border (Singhu border-GT Karnal road). New Delhi Bus Stand (ISBT- Kashmiri gate) and New Delhi Railway Station are about 30 kms and 40 kms, respectively. International Airport is approx 60 kms. Nearest Metro Station is at Jahangirpuri, Delhi, about 20 Kms from NIFTEM.

Organizing Committee


Dr. Chindi Vasudevappa, Vice Chancellor, NIFTEM


Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay, Prof. and Head, FST Department


Dr. Anurag Singh, Assistant Professor, FST Department

Dr. Ankur Ojha, Assistant Professor, FST Department

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management
Plot No. 97, Sector-56,HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Kundli
Ph. 0130-2281000,2219759-64,2281020 Fax: 0130-2219764