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Microbiology Quality Assurance Workshop

2 Day Course

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$1544*

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Learn how to apply good technical practices to quality assurance and quality control in food and water microbiology testing laboratories.

If you are responsible for assuring the quality of your microbiology testing, are (or aspire to achieve) a Key Technical Person (KTP) status under the Recognised Laboratory Program (RLP) then this two day course is essential.

Learn the principles of good practice in microbiology testing laboratories, including:

  • Media purchasing, approval and batch testing
  • Bought in prepared media approval and COA review
  • Media formulation checks
  • Reference culture management, including verification and subculturing
  • Laboratory water quality control – conductivity,toxicity, pH and microbiological load
  • Volume checks and toxicity of diluents
  • Detergent Residues
  • Membrane filter verification
  • Anaerobic jar management
  • Sample preparation
  • Media preparation and autoclaving
  • pH meter and thermometer calibration
  • Incubator and waterbath monitoring
  • Autoclave management and load validation
  • Prepared media storage
  • Exposure plates (environmental monitoring)
  • Proficiency Testing and analysis, including corrective action
  • Overview of Recognized Laboratory Programme (RLP) and National Microbiological Database(NMD)
  • Review of new work
  • Laboratory responsibilities for sampling (NMD)
  • Overview of Regulatory requirements for laboratories
  • Introducing new methods-validation and verification overview

Presenter

The course is presented by Shane Hopgood. Shane has been an IANZ technical assessor since 1993, and has extensive experience in auditing microbiological testing laboratories.

Please note

The number of participants for each course is restricted to ensure a trainer /student ratio that will facilitate effective training outcomes.

Participating in a course 

To confirm your place, please add the number of people you want to book, then progress by clicking 'register'. As soon as we receive your registration form we'll send you an acknowledgment letter.

Course fees include

Tuition, Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (depending on course times), all course notes and take-home reference materials.

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05-06 July 2022

2 Day Course

Auckland - POSTPONED

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