Managing Microbiological Risks

1 Day Events, SOFHT Breakfast Club
14 Jun

An excellent opportunity to hear two experts from leading laboratory and Hygiene Services. The presentations will cover effective sampling plans, interpretation of results and their accuracy, risk analysis, comparison of different methods and up to date rapid analysis techniques and equipment.

Sampling Plans – Fundamentals and Considerations When Setting Up An Effective Sampling Plan.

An overview of the limitations of microbiological criteria, HACCP and microbiological testing, The application of microbiology, sampling of microbiological tests, accuracy of results, comparability between different methods, risk analysis and interpretation of results. An opportunity to receive an update on managing the microbiological risks in the manufacturing environment, and to discuss the most practical approach applicable to your business.

Breaking New Boundaries: Rapid Multiple Test Systems.

An overview on the various rapid analysis techniques available. The presentation will include challenges when considering new technology, ATP bioluminescence (non- specific and specific detection), rapid microbiological tests (performance, validation and applications), process indicator tests and future developments.

This is the ideal forum for businesses to gain greater understanding of managing microbiological risks, suitable tests for their business, rapid techniques and equipment. There will also be an opportunity for delegates to discuss in detail their requirements, concerns and also to raise questions on the subject matter.

Places are limited to 25 delegates to ensure that this remains an intimate and informative 1/2 day programme for all.


Andy Muirhead
Consultant Microbiologist
ALS Food & Pharmaceutical

Martin Easter
General Manager
Hygiena International Ltd


09.00 – 9.30: Arrival & Registration (including Continental Breakfast Buffet)
09.30 – 9.40: Introduction to SOFHT
09.40 – 10.25: Andy Muirhead
10.25 – 10.45: Q & A
10.45 – 11.15: Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.00: Martin Easter
12.00 – 12.20: Q & A
12.30: Close

Cost: £35 + VAT (Members), £70 + VAT (Non-members), £15 +VAT (Students) per delegate
Time: 9.00am—12.30pm
Venue: SOFHT Training Room, The Granary, Middleton House Farm, Tamworth Road, Middleton, Staffs, B78 2BD

Continental Breakfast Buffet and certificate of attendance are included in the price.

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