Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. Announces Return of Food Safety Workshops

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Food safety workshop focuses on basic microbiology. It incorporates laboratory fundamentals and hands-on activities to strengthen knowledge regarding the risk and growth of microorganisms.

Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. announces the return of its food safety workshop sessions located at Cherney’s training center in Green Bay, WI. The first course in the series, entitled “Introduction to Food Microbiology – The Basics,” will be held on April 8th-9th, 2014; June 10th-11th, 2014 and September 23rd-24th, 2014. Registration for attendees will begin at 8:00 am, and the cost of the two-day workshop is $995 including meals and laboratory supplies. Course size is limited due to hands-on participation. Preregistration is required and can be found on Cherney’s website.

The workshop will be delivered in a classroom and laboratory environment incorporating a mixture of theory, demonstration, and hands-on activities. Attendees will be provided with a detailed understanding of methods used to isolate, detect, and identify microorganisms. Also addressed will be factors affecting and influencing microorganism growth. Individuals who would benefit from attending these workshops can be from any industry where the growth of microorganisms is a concern. Past attendees have been quality assurance managers, laboratory managers, laboratory technicians and those looking for a refresher course to strengthen their technical knowledge.

Topics to be addressed include general microbiology, fundamental laboratory principles, good laboratory practices, food microbiology, comparison of method, results interpretation, concentrations, most probable number (MPN), environmental monitoring focus techniques and current events.

Instructors for the course include Cherney’s President, Debra Cherney, and Project Manager, Dr. Kathy Knutson. Their combined 60-plus years of experience within the food industry makes this course one that will provide knowledge beyond just the classroom setting by incorporating real world experiences and historical knowledge.

Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. is a woman-owned contract laboratory specializing in microbiological testing, consulting and technical support for companies in multiple industries. Cherney utilizes knowledge to mitigate risk for customer and consumers of their products. ISO 17025:2005 and ISO 17043:2010 accredited by A2LA, Cherney is the only science-based, woman-owned business in Wisconsin to achieve this respected benchmark. Cherney also holds WBENC (Women Business Enterprise National Council) certification. A dedication to precision, accuracy and customer service is the company benchmark.

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