In Assessing Microbiological Food Safety, a Positive is a Positive, But a Negative is not a Negative

Event Information
Product Format
Live Webinar
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Aired Time
12 pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT | 9 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Use the Right Intervention Strategies to Mitigate Food Contamination Risk

Current efforts to prevent food contamination rely heavily on detection of microbial pathogens. However, “not detected” is not necessarily a “negative”, but is associated only to the portion of the product tested, since microbial contaminants are heterogeneously distributed and often at low levels. If you rely on such faulty statistics, your conclusions are likely to be erroneous.

Learn how to tackle this critical issue in this one-of-a-kind webinar by industry expert Michael Brodsky. Brodsky will address the need to shift your efforts to prevention of food contamination and/or the use of appropriate intervention strategies to mitigate the risk, rather than the current efforts which rely so heavily on detection of microbial pathogens. He will explain the difference between a ‘not detected” and a negative report; the significance of heterogeneous distribution, as well as of infectious dose in assessing the microbiological safety of food.

After attending this webinar, you will be in a better position to mitigate food contamination risk through the use of appropriate intervention strategies.

Session Highlights

This session will bring you up to speed with:

  • The difference between a ‘not detected’ and a negative report
  • The significance of heterogeneous distribution
  • The significance of infectious dose in assessing the microbiological safety of food

Who Should Attend

  • Microbiological bench analysts
  • QA managers
  • Laboratory managers/supervisors
  • QC practitioners
  • Food producers
  • Food distributors

Following the live presentation, the instructor will conduct a Q&A period during which you may ask questions and solicit solutions for your unique situation.

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About Our Speaker

Michael Brodsky

Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 44 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association, the International Association for Food Protection and AOAC International. He serves as co-Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC Official Methods of Analysis and the AOAC Research Institute. He is a reviewer for Standard...   More Info
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