Real view of canned citrus production workshop of Zhejiang Taizhou Yican Food Co., Ltd.
From August 25th to 28th, 2018, the first Zhejiang Province "BPCS Canned Food Good Practice Training Course" was held in Zhejiang Taizhou Yican Food Co., Ltd. The training was conducted by the Lu Boxun Food Safety Research Center of Shanghai Jiaotong University and Zhejiang Province The Canned Food Industry Association and the three units of Zhejiang Jiuliang Commodity Inspection and Appraisal Co., Ltd. are jointly organized and co-organized by Zhejiang Taizhou Yican Food Co., Ltd.
Taizhou Customs (formerly the Food Inspection Division of Taizhou Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau) has given high attention and support to this BPCS training and the US FDA will send personnel to Taizhou to inspect the factories of related food processing enterprises exported to the United States.
Principle Chairman of Zhejiang Canned Food Industry Association
(Chairman of Zhejiang Taizhou Yican Food Co., Ltd.)
Wu Yongjin made a class opening speech
Huang Hongge (left), general manager of Zhejiang Taizhou Yican Food Co., Ltd., and Dr. Huang Yaowen (right) jointly announced the opening of classes
The 4-day BPCS training was mainly explained by Dr. Huang Yaowen, academician of the International Academy of Food Sciences, Dr. Zhang Jianhua and Dr. Yue Jin from the Lu Boxun Food Safety Research Center of Shanghai Jiaotong University. The training content covers all the 17 chapters of the textbook "Principles of Heat Sterilization, Acidification and Sealing Evaluation of Canned Food" published by GMA SEF and the relevant requirements of GMA and the US FDA.
Lifetime Professor Emeritus of the Department of Food Technology, University of Georgia (Academician of the International Academy of Food Sciences)-Huang Yaowen
Shanghai Jiao Tong University-Dr. Zhang Jianhua
Shanghai Jiao Tong University-Dr. Yue Jin
With the implementation of the U.S. FDA Modernization Act, the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act requires all low-acid and acidified canned foods exported to the United States to comply with the relevant U.S. FDA regulations. Therefore, Chinese canned food companies need BPCS training, establish complete operating procedures, and strictly implement the procedures in production.
The US FDA's Regulations 113 (low-acid canned food) and 114 (acidified food) also stipulate that all low-acid and acidified canning factories that export to the United States must have a business executive who has participated in BPCS training and obtained a certificate. The supervisor supervises the operation of the sterilizer and sealer throughout the process. The Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine also recommends that factories with two-shift systems require two personnel to participate in BPCS training to ensure food production safety.
Beginning last year, the U.S. FDA expanded the proportion of factory inspections in China. In the next five years, all food production companies exported to the United States will be inspected and re-inspected every three years. On the first day of the training, Huang Yaowen, the lifetime honorary professor of the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia, Dr. Zhang Jianhua, and Dr. Yue Jin, the associate professors of the Department of Food Science and Technology at Shanghai Jiaotong University, gave the trainees five lessons, including American laws and regulations, food-borne microorganisms, and principles of thermal sterilization. Explanation of chapter content. At the end of each chapter of the course, the students immediately carried out the assessment of the content of the chapter. The training and learning are carried out in an intense and orderly manner. The trainees said that the training content is closely related to the actual production. The teacher's explanation is vivid and scientific. The training is very helpful to standardize the production operation and respond to the US FDA inspection.
US FDA Coordinator in China-Ms. Sang Lili
The BPCS training was supervised by Ms. Sang Lili, the coordinator of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in China.
On August 28, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officer Raicine Campbell came to the scene to answer questions raised by the trainees.
Quality and technical personnel from 26 canned food companies exporting to the United States from Zhejiang, Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu and other places participated in this training. The content of the training is the key process of the quality control of canned food processing. Through this BPCS training, the trainees can improve their theoretical knowledge level, combine with actual operation in the work, and improve personal professional work skills.
Those who have passed the four-day BPCS training and passed the exam can obtain a certificate recognized by the US FDA. These trainees will play an important role in the company's food production and processing quality control positions in the future. Zhejiang Taizhou Yican Food Co., Ltd. and Xuzhou Dafeng Food Co., Ltd. have sent more than 30 technicians in related processes to participate in the training audit, many of whom have passed the examination and obtained certificates.