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Micro 101 - Blue Earth, MN
Tuesday, July 02, 2019, 08:00am - 05:00pm
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Deibel Labs, 415 South Grove Street. Blue Earth, MN 56013 507-526-5828

Understanding the microorganisms that threaten Food Safety and cause food spoilage is fundamental to manufacturing safe and wholesome food products.  Microorganisms are everywhere but how can they be controlled in a food production facility? 

This course will cover the basics of food safety microbiology and arm you with the information you need to avoid microbial contamination and produce safe food products. The course offers a “Lab/Lecture format”, with interactive discussions and lectures, as well as first-hand experience in performing common FDA BAM detection assays. 

Course Topics Include:

  • Microbial Ecology: Food safety depends on understanding the conditions that encourage microbial growth and knowing how to keep pathogens out, kill them or keep them from growing.
  • Pathogens – Gram-negative: Better understand Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) and Salmonella.
  • Pathogens – Gram-positive: Listeria monocytogenes has plagued many food manufacturers. We focus on ecology and control.
  • Spoilage: Yeast and mold are major players in food spoilage. Learn how to detect and identify them in food processing facilities.
  • Sampling and Testing: Know the uses and abuses of microbial testing.  We will cover assays for Salmonella, Listeria, Aerobic Plate Counts, Coliform MPN’s and Yeast and Mold counts. 
  • Current Food Safety Issues: Get the latest on foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls, and learn which pathogens are causing the most trouble.

Meet the Instructors

Deibel Labs is pleased to announce that in addition to Charles Deibel, Dr. Laurie Post will be assisting in the presentation of this year’s Micro 101 course.  Dr. Post has spent over 25 years in the food industry as a Food Microbiologist and Food Safety professional, and was the Senior Manager for Food Safety and Microbiology at Mars Global Chocolate.  She is an expert in pathogen control programs for low moisture foods and processes.  She is currently Director of Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs at Deibel Labs.  Dr. Post is the author of numerous publications and has chaired the microbiological food safety committees of the International Life Sciences Institute and GMA.

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Location Blue Earth, MN
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