The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today released the full slate of the PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY educational program taking place at Chicago's McCormick Place from September 15-18, 2015. This program includes over 35 hours of educational sessions put on by academics at fifteen of North America’s leading universities, addressing critical topics across all segments of the food and beverage industry. These schools include McGill University, University of Guelph and Conestoga College from Canada, Kansas State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Texas A&M, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Tennessee, Illinois Institute of Technology, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, UC Davis, and University of Wisconsin. A small sample of the 2015 program includes the following topics:

  • Ultraviolet Light Applications for Preservation and Purification of Heat Sensitive Beverages
  • Microwave Food Processing Technology
  • Determining Product Shelf Stability and Shelf Life in Meat Products
  • New Packaging Trends and their Impact on In-package Atmospheres
  • Spoilage of Ready-to-Eat Processed Meats and Tips for Solving Problems
  • Advancements in Aseptic Processing and Packaging

“We are already getting inquiries from food processors about attending these sessions," said Gil Williams, Chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and President of Poly-clip System USA and Canada. “Not only are we tackling issues of great concern among food processors, our speakers are some of the most well-known experts in this field and processors want to hear what they have to say.”

These educational sessions take place during the PROCESS EXPO trade show and are free of charge for all registered attendees including attendees of our co-located shows the International Dairy Show, and InterBev Process.

“PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY is a very popular component of the trade show,” said FPSA President and CEO David Seckman. “In fact, given the low cost of registration many of our attendees take advantage of the educational program to bring in operators and mid-level staff in order to gain a better understanding of technical aspects of food processing and packaging. The program is a resource that you don’t see at most trade shows.”

Advance registration is $25 for food and beverage processors and registered attendees will have open access to all three trade show events; including all educational sessions. For the full educational program, to register or to find more information about the show please visit