Microbiology for non-microbiologists

1 Day Events, SOFHT Training Academy
10 Oct

Despite recent developments in the understanding and implementation of HACCP, food safety management systems and third party certifications, incidents of food transmitted diseases remain regular occurrences and food spoilage is a major cost to both industry and consumers. This course is designed to bridge the gap in knowledge as it is important for anyone with a responsibility for food safety/quality or setting product specifications has a basic understanding of microbiology. This in turn will allow individuals and organizations to make informed decisions regarding sampling plans and also the confidence to interpret microbiological results and make a decision when to call in specialist advice.

Who the course is aimed at?
• The course is aimed at people based at Food Manufacturing Sites with no or little microbiology knowledge.
• QA/Technical/NPD/Production personnel who require a basic microbiological knowledge.
• People needing to understand how microbiology relates to the everyday functioning of a Food Manufacturing Site.

Summary details of course content
• Basic Microbiology
• Growth Requirements
• How a Laboratory Tests for microbes
• Sources of Bacteria – Factory Based
• Minimising bacterial risks
• Food Poisoning
• Major Bacterial Groups

The benefits of attending
Anyone involved in handling, producing, distributing or selling food has to have at least a basic understanding of microbiology. Attending this one day course will cover the basics and provide attendees with a grounding in key aspects of microbiology relating to a whole cross section of the UK’s food sector. Many organisations “contract out” microbiology testing and attending this course will give you the knowledge to understand the results you receive analyse trends and identify potential issues before they develop into a crisis.

Cost:
£145 + VAT (Members), £195 + VAT (Non-members), £50 + VAT (Students) per delegate

Time:
9.30 am – 4.30 pm (Registration 9.00 am)

Venue:
SOFHT Training Centre, The Granary, Middleton House Farm, Tamworth Road, Middleton, Staffs, B78 2BD.

Lunch, refreshments and certificate of attendance are included in the price.

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