Better Process Control SchoolWednesday, February 29th and Thursday, March 1st.
About the BPCSSuccessful completion of the Better Process Control School certifies supervisors in the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 CFR Part 114 which states: “All plant personnel involved in acidification, pH control, heat treatment, or other critical factors of the operation shall be under the operating supervision of a person who has attended a school approved by the Commissioner for giving instruction in food handling techniques, food protection principles, personal hygiene, plant sanitation practices, pH controls, and critical factors in the acidification…” All qualified food processors are encouraged to take advantage of this training opportunity. Space is limited to 50 participants. Pre-registration and payment are required by February 17, 2010
CertificationsIt is the responsibility of Virginia Tech to identify to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the names and employers of those persons who satisfactorily complete this course of instruction and to identify which thermal processing systems and/or container closure operations have been completed. Certifications of completion will be prepared and mailed to each person who successfully completes the course. The unsatisfactory completion of a portion of the course will not be reported to the Food and Drug Administration.
Experience has shown that students benefit when the examination on the subject covered in the course of instruction is given immediately following the lecture and group discussion of the subject. For this reason, examinations will be given at intervals throughout the school and graded as quickly as possible so that students are aware of their positions in the course. Space is limited to 50 participants. Pre-registration and payment are required in advance. To register, please call 304-558-2210.
Farmers market fans will again have the opportunity for a wintertime fix! The Winter Blues Farmers Market will be held Thursday, March 1st from 4-7pm, hosted and organized by the West Virginia Farmers Market Association. Farmers from all over the state will be gathered to sell their winter-hardy food, goods and products. If you are interested in being a vendor at this event, click on the Winter Blues Farmers Market banner above.
2012 Agritourism Media AwardsWednesday, February 29th, luncheon presentation
The Agritourism Awards celebrate and recognize excellence in the advertising and promotion of West Virginia Agritourism destinations and attractions. Awards will be presented on Wednesday, February 29th during the luncheon. Awards will be given to entrants in the categories of best brochure, best rack card, best website, best photo and others.