Retort Supervisor and Process Control School, GMP training, Aseptic Processing courses designed for the practical person, very “hands on” courses.

The Retort Supervisor and Process Control School is designed to provide attendees with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to effectively operate and supervise the retort operations. Attendees will also gain an overview and insight into the responsibilities and requirements for food manufacturers processing pouches, metal cans, glass and semi-rigid containers for commercial sale. The course includes practical training on the operation of retorts and the packaging relevant to the attendees’ manufacturing site.

The course is based on reference material used for the US Better Process Control School however the course content is specifically aligned to NZ MPI requirements and the relevant US FDA guidelines and in Australia the course content is aligned with the units of competency under Agrifood Skills Australia.

Participant Feedback:

The course structure made it easier to grasp the information and the course assessments and assignments kept us thinking. This was the first course I attended using the zoom format. I am pleasantly surprised by its success. Mike presented the course material really well. He made a good connection with the participants which made us all feel at ease. He continuously motivated us to expand our knowledge, improve our skills and test our capabilities. Thank you Mike.

Anthony, August 2021.


This is a great way of training delivery from my perspective as it is much more convenient and targeted. The information can be modified to meet specific requirements and conditions.

Peter, July 2020.


I believe you offer an outstanding product that combines the relevant theory with the core practical responsibilities that occur on the floor.

Dean, Operations Director, December 2020.


Who should attend:
Attendees are primarily production operators requiring recognition of retort operator / cannery
supervisor qualifications and skills. However QA operatives, Leading hands, maintenance personnel
and electrical personnel will all benefit from attending the Retort Supervisors and Process Control