Training required to produce Acidified Food Products

21 CFR Sec. 114.10 Personnel requires:   
“All operators of processing and packaging systems shall be under the operating supervisions of a person who has attended a school approved by the Commissioner for giving instruction in food-handling techniques, food-protection principles, personal hygiene and plant sanitation practices, pH controls and critical factors in acidification, and who has been identified by that school as having satisfactorily completed the prescribed course of instruction. The Commissioner will consider students who have satisfactorily completed the required portions of the courses presented under 108.35 and part 113 of this chapter before March 16, 1979, to be in compliance with the requirement of this section. “


Training can be found in various formats in-person and online.  We have posted a few sites that list available training.  This, however, is not an all-inclusive list of training available.  Training can also be found by searching for Acidified Food Better Process Control School on the internet.  

  • We recommend you verify with any organization providing the training that the course meets the FDA's regulations in 21 CFR 108, 113, and 114 for low-acid and acidified low-acid canned foods.
  • We recommend you confer with your Process Authority (see Process Authority below) before attending training. 

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Consumer Brands Association (CBA)

UC Davis

Last updated April 5, 2022