University of Maryland Extension

Understanding Acidified Foods Workshop

Friday, Sep. 28, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Prince George's County Soil Conservation District
5301 Marlboro Race Track Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
United States
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Dr. Y. Martin Lo

Canning salsa, pickles, and other acidified foods for sale require special training. The University of Maryland Extension in Prince George's County is offering the "Understanding Acidified Foods Workshop" on September 28, 8:30am - 5pm at the Prince George's Soil Conservation District. The class is designed to teach small food processors the basic food safety requirements and regulation in the manufacture of acidified foods in Maryland. 

The comprehensive course is taught by former University of Maryland faculty member, Dr. Y. Martin Lo. 

The course includes two exams and covers the following topics:

  • Microbiology of Thermally Processed Foods
  • Prerequisites for Food Processing
  • Principles of Acidified Foods
  • Measurement & Control of pH
  • FDA Registration & Filing
  • Principles of Thermal Processing
  • Food Container Handling
  • Records & Recordkeeping

Registration (click here) must be postmarked by September 14. Fee includes materials, refreshments and lunch. Certificates will be issued at the end of class. Checks should be made payable to BioIntelliPro, LLC. The workshop will be held on September 28 (8:30am - 5pm) at the Prince George's Soil Conservation District (5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772). 


The Prince George's County Farm Bureau is offering scholarships to current and/or new members, and the Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission (SMADC) is offering $100 scholarships to Southern Maryland producers who attend and successfully complete the course. Contact Kim Rush Lynch at or 301.868.8780 for details.

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