Practical Food Microbiology

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 to Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event
Event City: 
New Brunswick
Event State: 
New Jersey

Understanding the what, how, when, and why of food pathogens

If you develop, process, distribute, or sell food for a living, it is crucial to have an understanding of the following food microbiology topics:

Which pathogens are most likely to cause trouble; When and why they threaten product and customer safety; and, How to best manage and control the risks posed by these organisms.

This two-day Practical Food Microbiology course covers all of these subjects and much more! Our team of expert instructors will take you step-by-step through the science and practice of food safety microbiology.

If you have never taken a food micro class, we will teach you the most critical points for food safety applications. You will learn which environmental factors influence the growth of pathogens and spoilage organisms in food, how to avoid microbial contamination, and how to produce safe food products.

Even if you have experience in the area of food safety microbiology, you will benefit from attending this course! Advance your understanding of when and how to use new and powerful (but often abused and misunderstood) tests, tools, and models. Learn to make better choices by understanding the limits and applicability of data produced, as well as the danger of starting with ill-considered assumptions!

By attending this course, you will also learn how to implement a successful, state-of-the-art HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system to identify points of contamination risk in the food manufacturing process. Our instructors will cover how to control and monitor those risks and how to take corrective actions. (For more in-depth training on this food safety topic, check out our 3-day HACCP Plan Development for Food Processors course.)

Whether you are looking for an introduction to the subject of food microbiology, need a refresher to strengthen your foundational knowledge of the topic, or are seeking insights to help you solve microbiology problems with your food products, you will leave this course with new information to keep your food products safe.

Contact Name: 
Suzanne Hills
Rutgers University