Food preparation workshops scheduled this summer

By for CAES News
University of Georgia

Keeping foods safe, nutritious and delicious can be challenging for food businesses. To help meet the needs, the University of Georgia Food Science Extension Outreach Program has three short courses in Athens this summer.

The first, "In-Plant Control of Microbial Contamination of Refrigerated and Processed Foods," will be June 26-27. It will teach how to control pathogens in food processing facilities through sampling the processing areas' environment, ingredients and finished product and showing how to analyze microbiological data. The deadline to register is June 15.

On July 10-12, the "Meat and Poultry Marination Short Course" will go over the science of marination involving substrates and ingredients, their response to marination techniques and recent advances in the technology. The deadline is June 29.

Finally, "Statistical Process Control for the Poultry and Food Industry" will be Aug. 15-17. It will use industry-based examples to help attendees see how graphical tools can save processing operations money and increase profits. The deadline is July 27.

For more information, fees and registration, visit Or call Marian Wendinger at (706) 542-2574, or e-mail her at

Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.