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Basic Food Microbiology
Meat and meat products, due to their high water and protein content, are a good medium for microbial growth. This renders them susceptible to spoilage and can make them a source of pathogenic microorganisms. Preservation methods alter the microflora of the meat and increase the shelf life of meat products. A good understanding of meat microbiology and methods of effective control of the microflora are key to producing safe meat and meat products for consumption. At the end of the program, you will be able to:
Understand the range of pathogens encountered on meat and routes of dissemination
Identiry intervention options for pathogen control (on-farm through to post-processing)
Define biohazards and their control in processed meat production
Learn how to develop and verify sanitation programs in meat processing environments
Discuss regulations at a provincial, national and international level
Detailed Program Agenda (pdf, 276KB)
As an IACET Accredited Provider, NSF-GFTC offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF-GFTC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this program.
Who Should Attend?
Food Safety Personnel
Food Service Managers and Personnel
Global Food Safety Coordinators & Managers
HACCP Team Members
Operations, Maintenance and Sanitation
Owners/Operators of Food Businesses
Plant Managers and Supervisors
Production Managers and Supervisors
The following recognition will be awarded for participation in this course.
Logistics & Lunch
Lunch is from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, and is on your own.
Substitutions (in writing) are welcome anytime, but please notify us as soon as possible.
Early Cancellations (more than two weeks prior to the course date):
A refund will be issued for the registration fee paid, less a 25% processing charge.
Late cancellations (less than two weeks prior to the course date):
Refunds cannot be issued for late cancellations.
Program cancellation: GFTC reserves the right to cancel or postpone a program due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, you will be notified as soon as possible. All efforts will be made to notify participants at minimum two weeks before the scheduled event. If GFTC cancels a course, your entire registration fee will be refunded.
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