24 Jul 2019 | Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Collaborate: Basics of Food Safety Microbiology for Food Manufacturing


Leicester Food Park
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Leicester Food Park
28 High View Close, Leicester, LE4 9LJ

Aimed at food and drink manufacturing businesses this free workshop will provide information and guidance on food microbiology including allergen testing, target organisms and rapid testing.

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

  • Target organisms e.g. pathogens, spoilage organisms and/or indicator 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 and minimising costs

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


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.


This event is delivered as part of the Collaborate Growing Business Together project and is specifically aimed at Food and Drink Businesses based in Leicester and Leicestershire, with fewer than 250 employees. Collaborate is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and partner organisations.

For more information, please contact: admin@llep.org.uk

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