ALS has seen a rise in demand for affordable training in a diverse range of subjects. ALS provide training courses focused on the topical issues affecting everyone working in today’s fast-moving food & beverage industry. Courses are delivered by our highly qualified experts with many years of practical and professional industry experience. All attendees will receive an ALS training academy certificate upon completion of the course.
ALS offers training to QA Staff, Site Technical Teams, NPD staff, Laboratory Technicians, Scientists, and Executives both at our ALS laboratories and off-site locations to help you excel professionally, providing better insights into food testing operations on a range of topics including microbiology, chemistry, allergens testing and pesticide testing.
Introduction to MICROBIOLOGY
The Introduction to Microbiology course delivers practical information on the main microbiological issues affecting the food industry and how a food production environment combats those issues to give a grounding in how to approach microbiological due diligence.
It introduces the attendees to how to think about microbes and their actions and how that relates to food production.
BRC V8 places more emphasis on Environmental Monitoring and this course covers all aspects of that subject.
If you have ever wondered about how the laboratory tests your samples and what the results mean, this course introduces the theoretical aspects behind microbiological techniques.
If the course is at an ALS site there will be a tour of the Microbiology Laboratory at that site so that you can see first-hand how your samples are processed.
Introduction to FOOD CHEMISTRY
The program introduces delegates to the chemistry of food and the analytical techniques that are used to determine food packaging information.
The course covers an overview of the requirements under the Food labelling regulation and looks at product development and the challenges that often arise between theoretical and analytical profiling.
The laboratory tour offered alongside the tutorial on site, gives insight in to the processes involved and builds a foundation for data interpretation needed in many key roles within the food industry.
Introduction to VITAMINS & MINERALS
The course delivers practical and background information on the use of vitamin and minerals within end products from either fortification or natural occurrence.
The course will also introduce the attendees to the main groups of vitamins and their chemistry, leading to a deeper understanding of their actions and uses within sample matrices.
Throughout the interactive course practical demonstrations on aspects such as compound separation and weight measurements will link the theory discussed through the presentation to real world examples and uses.
The course includes a laboratory tour wherein you will see the sample path from receipt to result. Included in the presentation and tour is a demonstration and discussion of the analytical equipment used for the quantitative analysis of each vitamin and mineral.
Introduction to ALLERGENS
The course delivers a general overview of food allergen testing and the regulation behind it. This is an introductory level course that is tailored to your needs.
It introduces the attendees to the background of food allergens, legislation and challenges surrounding food testing and how each part of the testing chain, from sampling to producing the report is important to deliver a meaningful result.
If you have ever wondered about how the laboratory tests your samples, all the scientific jargon behind the testing and what the results mean then this is the course for you. It introduces the theoretical and practical aspects behind analytical techniques utilised in allergen testing.
Courses that are held at ALS site will offer you the opportunity to take a tour of the Molecular Biology Laboratory so that you can see first- hand how your samples are processed.
Introduction to PESTICIDES
The course delivers the technical information regarding pesticide testing and the regulation behind it. This is an introductory level course that can be tailored to your needs.
It introduces the attendees to the challenges surrounding pesticide testing and how each part of the testing chain, from sampling to producing the report is important as each other to deliver a meaningful result.
If you have ever wondered about how the laboratory tests your samples, all the scientific jargon behind the testing and what the results mean then this is the course for you. It introduces the theoretical and practical aspects behind the analytical techniques utilised in pesticide testing.
Courses that are held at ALS site will offer you the opportunity to take a tour of the Pesticides & Contaminants Laboratory so that you can see first-hand how your samples are processed.