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FEAST2 Basic Microbiology for Food Safety Workshop

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The Food & Drink Forum Ltd

The Management Hub, Leicester Food Park

High View Close

Leicester

LE4 9LJ

United Kingdom

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This workshop presented by a Food & Drink Forum Technical Manager will give a basic understanding of food microbiology with the following –

  • Target organisms e.g. pathogens, spoilage organisms and/or indictor organisms
  • Finished product, shelf life & environment microbiological monitoring
  • Food & drink categories, packaging & modified atmospheres
  • Laboratory result interpretation/evaluation, false positives/negatives
  • Rapid testing, settle plates & swabs
  • Allergen testing/control
  • Available guidance
  • Optimisation of testing & minimising costs

Specific business products can be discussed in more detail on the day.

Aim

To have a basic understanding of food microbiology and how this applies to your products.

Who Should Attend?

Businesses/ Individuals who are new to food technical or food microbiology.

Individuals involved within a technical team or food manufacturing business with limited food microbiological background.

Businesses/ Individuals who wish to expand their knowledge of food microbiology.

Event Details

Cost: Free of Charge (non attendance maybe charged)

Please remember that if you cannot attend the event you must cancel 48 hours prior to the event through Eventbrite, otherwise we may have to charge in full for your place.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this fully-funded course, you must meet the small business eligiblity criteria, set out in the booking form.

  • You must have a food or drink manufacturing business based in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or the South East Midlands

  • You must employ less than 250 employees

  • You must have an annual turnover of less than €50million, and an annual balance sheet of less than €43million

  • You must be predominantly operating Business-to-Business (B2B)


The FEAST2 project is receiving up to £2million of funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

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The Management Hub, Leicester Food Park

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Leicester

LE4 9LJ

United Kingdom

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