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Nut Handling & Processing for Confectioners and Small Nut Processers Part II (Microbiological Testing)

September 29 - 30, 2009

Microbiological Testing in the Nut Handling Facility
Tuesday, Sept 29th
12:00 – 1:00 pm EST
Cost: Free to NCA Members (just click the link above)

Presenters: Tom Mackie, Quality & Food Safety Consulting and Laurie Post, Mars 

Topics Covered:

  • Sampling and testing for detection of pathogens such a Salmonella
  • The value of using indicator organism testing managing an environmental testing program
  • Raw material testing
  • Intermediate ingredients testing
  • Finished products testing
  • Breaking down a composite sample, resampling, and retesting
  • Managing microbiological testing labs, both in-house and external contract labs
  • Establishing a capable hold & release system

To View the Powerpoint Slides of This Lecture: Click Here