ALS has seen a rise in demand for affordable training in a diverse range of subjects. ALS provide Webinar Sessions and Courses focused on the topical issues affecting everyone working in today’s fast-moving food & beverage industry.
Speaker - Keith Watkins – ALS Technical Specialist
Duration: 2.5 hours per part, including discussions & Q&A
Cost: £250+VAT for the full course or £98+VAT per part
The Basic Microbiology Awareness series of Webinars delivers technical and practical information on the main microbiological issues affecting the food industry.
Course Objectives:» Develop a greater understanding of Food Microbiology
» Being confident with Environmental Monitoring processes and requirements and how to assess the microbial risks in food products.
» How the laboratory undertakes testing and interpreting the results.
Who Should Attend
This course can be used as a refresher for those with some previous training in Microbiology and / or as an introduction for those working within Technical and Quality roles in food manufacturing / handling environment.
Part 1 – Introduction to Micro-organisms - 22nd October 2020
This part will first of all introduce micro-organisms, their growth and development requirements before establishing the main micro-organisms that can affect food production and the difference between foodborne illness and food poisoning, which could affect the decision-making process within the production environment.
Part 2 – Factory Testing for Micro-organisms - 17th November 2020
This second part will focus on the best practice in food production environment to identify and control micro-organisms and how a product microbial risk assessment approach should be considered.
Part 3 – The Microbiology Laboratory - 10th December 2020
The third part will cover microbiology laboratory testing, how to interpret the testing results and the new technologies that will enhance current traditional microbiology testing.