UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension will offer the Pasteurization Short Course, Sept. 27-29, at the Erickson Food Science Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. The course is designed for pasteurizer operators, maintenance personnel, supervisors, and others interested in learning about pasteurization, with an emphasis on the HTST pasteurization of milk.
Participants in this course will gain knowledge about the individual components of an HTST pasteurization system as we follow the flow of milk from the balance tank through pumps, the homogenizer, separator, heat exchanger, and other components used to pasteurize milk for the manufacture of dairy products. Academic, industry, and regulatory experts will explain equipment components, flow control technologies, instrument systems, and other aspects critical to the proper operation of a legal pasteurizer. UHT and vat (batch) pasteurization systems are also be discussed. Laboratory sessions include a demonstration of the HTST regulatory tests performed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in the Penn State Berkey Creamery. The requirements for the Pennsylvania Temporary Industry Seal Program will be addressed.
The course offers early registration discounts and discounts for multiple people from the same company. The agenda, travel information, and registration link is available on the Pasteurizer Short Course website.
For general and registration information, contact the Conference and Short Course Office, in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences at 877-865-8301, email@example.com. For questions regarding course content, contact Kerry Kaylegian, associate research professor in the Department of Food Science at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Penn State Extension