NAMI: Critical Thinking and Team Building at Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop
Oct
22
to Oct 23

NAMI: Critical Thinking and Team Building at Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop

  • Hilton Kansas City Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every day, RTE manufacturers face the challenge of controlling Listeria monocytogenes in order to produce safe, nutritious products. In addition, this workshop provides critical information to help processors stay up to date on regulatory issues and changes. The Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education has worked with experts from across the industry to develop a learning experience tailored to meet those challenges.

From sanitation to corrective actions and sampling plans to data analysis, Listeria control involves your whole team. Not only does the Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop have presentations on the latest developments in Listeria control and real-life examples from people with plant experience, it features hands on demonstrations, breakout sessions and case studies designed to give you first-hand knowledge to apply to your plant.

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Refrigerated Food Association - Technical Webcast
Apr
18
2:00 PM14:00

Refrigerated Food Association - Technical Webcast

Use of Predictive Microbial Models

for Food Safety Assessment and Management

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Microbial models are based upon the premise that microorganisms will react reproducibly to their environment, and therefore microbial responses can be predicted given  a set of environmental conditions. Although such predictions always come with some degree of uncertainty, they can be useful for food safety assessment and management. There are a variety of predictive microbial models available as desk-top or web-based software programs, which can be utilized by the food industry to gain quick insights into the microbial safety of food products and processes. These tools are called, "tertiary models," and have been constructed by researchers based upon multiple observed patterns of changes of microbial numbers over time and environmental conditions. Such models can predict or estimate bacterial transfer, survival, inactivation, and growth. This webcast will demonstrate the use of tertiary models for food safety assessments using a few practical examples. 

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Clean Label Conference, 2018
Mar
27
to Mar 28

Clean Label Conference, 2018

Microbial Control in Clean Label Products: Pathogens are the Easy Part

Clean label products have been produced long enough that there now exists scientifically-validated processing techniques and formulated ingredients for control of foodborne bacterial pathogens of concern. However, shelf life and control of spoilage microorganisms such as lactic acid bacteria, yeasts, and molds typically do not receive sufficient scrutiny and validation prior to launching clean label products. Hence, an all too common outcome for clean label products is spoilage in the marketplace. Attendees of this session will learn the technical limitations of clean label food preservation as well as what companies should be doing to assure shelf life attainment.

 

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Mar
8
10:00 PM22:00

Sample: Practical Applications of Microbial Modeling Webinar Series, Part 2

The IAFP Microbial Modelling and Risk Analysis and the Meat and Poultry Safety and Quality Professional Development Groups are hosting a webinar series entitled “Practical Applications of Microbial Modeling”.  As you know, applications of microbial modeling and risk assessment are critically important to the food industry. This webinar series aims for a deeper-dive into practical considerations in applying modeling tools to inform decisions. Structured around specific food matrices (such as meat and poultry, multi-component foods, and fresh produce), the webinars will focus on examples that may be of practical applications in day-to-day problem solving. 

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Practical Applications of Microbial Modeling Webinar Series: Part II of III
Mar
5
3:00 PM15:00

Practical Applications of Microbial Modeling Webinar Series: Part II of III

Applications of microbial modeling and risk assessment are critically important to the food industry. This is part II in a webinar series that aims for a deeper-dive into practical considerations in applying modeling tools to inform decisions. Structured around specific food matrices (such as meat and poultry, multi-component foods, and fresh produce), the webinars will focus on examples that may be of practical applications in day-to-day problem-solving.

 

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