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News archive - Food Microbiology for Enforcement and Industry

Tuesday 15 October (10:00) - Wednesday 16 October 2013 (16:30)

Registration: for more information and registration form, please contact
Gill Burrows
Division of Food Safety;
Chemical Engineering
The University of Birmingham,
B15 2TT
Tel: (+44) (0)121-414-9151,
Fax:  (+44) (0)121-414 9150

Event organiser: Dr Helen Onyeaka, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
Tel: (+44) (0)121 414 5292,
Fax: (+44) (0)121 414 9150

How can microbiological sampling results be used? What is the value of environmental sampling? Can sampling plans enhance food safety? Do rapid detection methods improve enforcement? 

Our 2 day CPD course in applied food microbiology will provide answers to questions like these.The course will cover the following key areas:

Day 1

  • Microbial Sampling plans in food businesses
  • Interpretation of examination/sampling results
  • Sampling case studies
  • Microbial standards and criteria

Day 2

  • Application of rapid methods in food microbiology 
  • Use of ATP in food safety (including an evaluation of 2012 Olympic project)
  • Cleaning and biofilms
  • Viruses in food
  • Phage Typing and Serology

Speakers from Public Health England/ Food Standards Agency /Food Industry/ Academia.

Course fee: 1 day £200, both days £350 per delegate (to include lunch and refreshments).

Venue: School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT;  Room G35, Building Y11

Time: Day 1 10:00 - 19:30; Day 2 10:00 – 16:30 pm on day 2. An evening laboratory session is scheduled for the evening of day 1.

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