Hands-on Microbiological Testing and Laboratory Practices is a new, career-building training course. It’s offered exclusively for dairy industry professionals with food safety responsibilities, including those working in quality assurance and control, sanitation, maintenance, operations and more.
The course was developed by IDFA and Chestnut Labs to provide skills and tools for dairy plant professionals with responsibility for ensuring food safety.
The small course size (limited to 50 people) allows for an intimate learning experiences. The lab setting lets participants see how the learning objectives are put into practice, making this a unique education experience. The course offers participants the opportunity for growth within their companies and their fields.
Tuesday, October 15 – Thursday, October 17, 2013
Jordan Valley Innovation Center
524 North Boonville
Springfield, MO 65806
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Register today before the course fills up. There are a limited number of seats open for this course. Attendees are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, this course includes extensive hands-on exercises and top laboratory practices in food safety. It’s real-life orientation ties in applicable processes to the learning objectives — something that will help participants retain the knowledge learned in the classroom and apply it directly to their own facilities and procedures.
Participants will learn:
- Proper plating, reading and interpretation of common indicator microorganisms through hands-on application with expert instruction.
- How to prevent common mistakes in microbiological testing.
- How to create and interpret product specifications, including how to choose the correct test methods and sampling plans.
- To assist with the design, implementation and ongoing operation of a pathogen environmental sampling program, including root cause and corrective action, and the best testing methodologies to perform based on product type and sanitizer use within the facility.
- How to perform internal laboratory audits, including the proper evaluation of equipment calibrations, good laboratory practices and lab design.
- How to control pathogens of significance in the dairy industry.
- How pending FDA Food Safety Modernization Act requirements will affect your organization and how to be better prepared for FDA inspections.