Aseptic Processing and Packaging Workshop

Thirty-six Annual Workshop May 13-16, 2019

The Aseptic Workshop at Purdue University incorporates a lecture and "hands on" laboratory format to review the essential scientific and engineering principles relevant to applying the aseptic technology. The "hands-on" activities include simulated process demonstrations, packaging integrity tests, testing methods in chemistry and microbiology, and displays of equipment components used in aseptic processing. The topics presented are an overview of aseptic processing and packaging, microbial principles applied to aseptic processing, chemical considerations, principles of thermal processing and thermo bacteriology, equipment features, packaging considerations and assessment the package's sealing integrity, and determination of a quality assurance program for a review of compliance issues relative to commissioning an aseptic system.

The Department has been a recognized leader in aseptic processing, starting with Dr. Phil Nelson's bulk aseptic storage in the late 1960s. In 2019, we will hold our 36th annual Aseptic Workshop open to the general public. Upon demand, Purdue Food Science can customize the workshop to fit your individual company's needs.

Limited Seating

Registration is limited to 72 people so register today!

Save the Date

May 13 - 16, 2019

Registration Fee

Registration fee is $1,795.00 per participant. You will have the option to register multiple people at once.

Workshop Location

Workshop Faculty

Dharmendra Mishra


Assistant Professor of Food Science at Purdue where he is engaged in extension and research in thermal processing. His expertise includes manufacturing, multiphase particulate modeling and validation, commercializing technologies, retort, aseptic and novel thermal processing, mathematical modeling, inverse problems and statistical analysis

Philip E. Nelson

'07 World Food Prize Laureate

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food Science at Purdue University, and internationally known for developing the aseptic bulk storage technology now being used widely by the food industry. He has been actively involved in aseptic processing and packaging for over 42 years and holds several U.S. patents relative to this technology.

Nate Anderson

Research Agricultural Engineer in CFSAN

Haley Oliver

Associate Professor of Food Microbiology at Purdue University

Patnarin Benyathiar

Food Packaging and Shelf-life expert

Steve Smith

Former Purdue Food Science Pilot Plant

Kay Cooksey

Professor and Cryovac Endowed Chair at Clemson University

S. Suzanne Nielsen

Professor of Food Analysis at Purdue University

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