Association of Food and Drug Officials

Funding Opportunity - Developing Capacity to Deliver FDA FD152 - Food Processing and Technology Course

January 05, 2018 1:42 PM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pleased to announce the availability of one-time funding to assist in the development of the capacity to deliver FDA’s FD152 Food Processing and Technology course. This funding opportunity is being made available to State Manufactured Food Safety Programs that wish to partner and work collaboratively with an academic institution to develop the capacity to deliver the FD152 course within their geographic region.

The Food Processing and Technology Course (FD152) is a 4.5-day course that provides an overview of the basic principles in food processing, technology, and associated equipment used to ensure the safety of manufactured foods. Course work includes detailed studies of food microbiology, food characteristics and properties, food chemistry, thermal processing and heat transfer, fluid flow, emerging technologies, preservation technologies, fillers and packaging technology. Extensive “hands-on” experience with processing equipment is provided in a pilot laboratory setting. The skills and knowledge obtained by Investigators through this course will provide a strong foundation in food safety inspections for manufactured foods.

Awards of up to $50,000 are available to assist the state and its partner academic institution in training and developing instructors, purchasing equipment and supplies, and developing a program capable of delivering the course. 

Please see below for Funding Opportunity Details and Instructions for Applying for this Funding Opportunity for more information. Applications must be submitted through the Grant Portal located at:  by 1/31/2018.

FD152 Capacity Building - Equipment List Template_01032018

FD152 Capacity Building - Grant Guidance

FD152 Capacity Building - Funding Opportunity Announcement

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Patrick Kennelly at


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