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Retort (Canning) Process Design Thailand

  • Institute of Food Research & Product Development (IFRPD) Kasetsart University Bangkok Thailand (map)

This course is organised by FiE in cooperation with FoodStream and the Institute of Food Research and Product Development (IFRPD), Kasetsart University.

We are also presenting a short course in Applied Food & Feed Extrusion in Thailand the following week.

Customised in-house training and consultancy on retort process validation can also be offered while the presenters are in Thailand - for information click below.


The course will be presented in English.

This course provides participants with the  knowledge and understanding to develop and validate retort/canning processes.  It covers both the General Method and Ball’s Method. Background information on retort systems and microbiology will be provided, but prior basic knowledge of retort processing is advisable. Instrumentation used in monitoring retort systems, and measurement of temperature distribution in retorts, will also be covered.  

Course Content

Topics covered include:

  • Thermal processing systems and principles of thermal processing

  • Microbiology of thermally processed foods

  • Validation of thermal processes - measuring heat penetration (IFTPS protocols)

  • Mathematics of heat transfer & Ball's Method

  • Measurement and evaluation of retort temperature distribution

  • Temperature Measurement Systems 

Pilot plant exercises will be carried out to demonstrate the measurement of heat penetration, illustrate heating profiles, and provide "real" data for process design calculation tutorials.

*Course program may be subject to minor changes.

Who Should Attend?

Professional staff with an interest or responsibilities in establishing thermal processes, or who wish to gain more knowledge/background in this technology and the technical requirements of retorting.


Wednesday - Friday, 18 - 20 July 2018


Institute of Food Research & Product Development (IFRPD)
Kasetsart University
Bangkok, Thailand


Registration Fee

40,000 Thai Baht per person
(~ $AU1570 or ~ $US1260 depending on the exchange rate at time of payment)

A 10% discount applies for registrations received and paid by 8 June 2018

A 10% discount applies for three or more course registrations received together from the same company.

Special fees for non-profit research organisations and PhD students (subject to places available). Advise on registration form if claiming special fee:

Non-profit research organisation (including University staff) – 25,000 Baht (or equivalent in other currency).

PhD students – 15,000 Baht (or equivalent in other currency).  Advise University you are enrolled in at registration.

Registration fees are fixed in Thai Baht, but may vary in other currencies according to fluctuations in exchange rates.

The registration fee includes handout notes directly related to the presentations, as well as lunches, and morning and afternoon teas.

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE ON 9 JULY 2018 But please register early as the course will not proceed if insufficient registrations are received.

To book places at this course, click below to access the registration form.

On receipt of your reservation/s, an invoice will be issued (payment can be made by credit card - a link for payment will be provided with the invoice).

Cancellation Policy

Fees, less a 10% handling charge, will be refunded if participants cancel their registration 21 days or more prior to the course. Fees will not be refunded after that date, but a substitute participant will be accepted at any time.

Food Industry Engineering reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if necessary (e.g. due to insufficient registrations). In this case a full refund of fees will be available. Food Industry Engineering’s liability is limited to the registration fee only, and Food Industry Engineering cannot be held liable for air fares, accommodation or other related expenses.


The venue for the course is the Institute of Food Research and Product Development (IFRPD), Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation. A wide range of accommodation is available in Bangkok, but accommodation options in the vicinity of the course include:

Cinnamon Residence Hotel 
Transport from the hotel to the course venue is provided. Bookings can be arranged on request at the following rates:

Single room 1300 Baht

Double/twin room 1500 Baht

Triple share room 2300 Baht

KU Home
on the Campus of Kasetsart University. 

Maruay Garden Hotel

Further Information & Enquiries

Visit our Contact page, or contact:

Gordon Young, Food Industry Engineering (Australia) Ph +61 414 681200

Retort/canning training can also be offered to companies on-site at their facility, at a level suitable for operators, or for technical staff. Contact us for information.

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Course Presenters

The main presenter is Mr Gordon Young, a food process engineer who is also an experienced "Process Authority" for thermal process validation. In addition to working with companies in developing and validating retort processes, Gordon has been presenting training in thermal processing for over 20 years, both through the University of Qld in Australia, and privately.

He will be assisted by Mr Chris Bourne is also qualified as a "Process Authority", and has worked on thermal processes for a number of food companies.  He has a particular interest in quality optimisation during retorting, and has completed training in Canada and the UK.