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Intertek Alchemy Launches Online “Better Process Control School” for Canned Food Manufacturing

New USDA- and FDA-Approved Online Courses Enable Learners to Train Online

Austin, Texas – January 10, 2024  –  Intertek Alchemy, a global leader in workforce training solutions, today announced a new online Better Process Control School for canned food industry professionals. Developed in partnership with the Consumer Brands Association, the courses allow canned food manufacturing supervisors and other professionals to complete required food safety certifications at their own pace and schedule.

The Better Process Control School includes four types of courses & certifications:

  • Better Process Control School – Acidified, Aseptic & Retort Training & Certification
  • Better Process Control School – Acidified Training & Certification
  • Better Process Control School – Aseptic Training & Certification
  • Better Process Control School – Retort Training & Certification

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reviewed and approved these courses to ensure specific regulatory compliance as they pertain to the food canning industry.

The Better Process Control School courses were developed for operating supervisors involved in the production of thermally processed low-acid and acidified low-acid foods. They are also ideal for operators, supervisors, auditors, academics and government personnel who work with shelf-stable, heat-processed low-acid and acidified low-acid foods regulated by FDA or USDA.

“Consumer Brands wrote the book on Better Process Control School. And now we can share their insights and knowledge to make certification easier to achieve without traveling or scheduling conflicts,” said Intertek Alchemy President Darrin Harkness. “Through the interactive curriculum, learners will gain actionable insights and practical strategies that allow them to impact their organization in a positive way.”

Learners will gain actionable insights and practical strategies that allow them to impact their organization in a positive way

By working with Consumer Brands, Zosi Learning is closely aligned with all relevant regulatory standards, ensuring proper compliance and certification.

“Consumer Brands worked directly with regulatory agencies including the FDA and USDA to review all aspects of the training materials and courses to properly meet regulatory standards. We also wanted to make sure to convey what the agencies want production facilities to know,” said Mara Burr, vice president, regulatory and technical affairs for the Consumer Brands Association. “Because of this direct work, we are confident that the content covers all equipment and behaviors that are present in canneries. In addition to meeting regulatory standards, the content helps achieve our overall goal of promoting food safety.”

For more information about the online, on-demand Better Process Control School, visit

About Intertek Alchemy
Intertek Alchemy is the global leader in innovative solutions that help companies with service- and labor-oriented workforces engage with their employees. Alchemy’s award-winning training, coaching, and engagement programs reduce workplace injuries, safeguard food and products, and improve operations.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 44,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.