The upcoming 2016 courses in the International Food Safety Training Laboratory are now open for registration. Courses range from one-week to two-week schedules and include food safety methods, analysis, and hands-on training. Click on the links to register and find out more. Continue to check the links for updated information as course dates may change.
Methods of Determination for Mycotoxins (February 8-17, 2016 and October 31-November 9, 2016): This course is taught by IFSTL’s Dr. Janie Dubois and Dr. Mary Trucksess. It focuses on detection and measurement of mycotoxins in food.
USDA Microbiological Methods for Meat and Poultry (May 16-20, 2016): Participants will learn the USDA methods used in detecting and identifying food borne pathogens through lectures and hands-on experience in the laboratory.
Analysis of Microbial Contaminants in Seafood (April 11-15, 2016): Laboratory scientists and technicians involved in testing seafood for microbial contaminants will learn exercises for detection and identification of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Listeria monocytogenes.
Methods of Determination for Pesticide Residues (April 25-May 4, 2016 and Decembe 5-December 14, 2016): Participants will learn method development for techniques of gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry. The course discusses regulation in place in terms of pesticide residues in fresh fruits and produce, the FDA compliance program, and FDA laboratory methods.
Methods of Determination for Drug Residues in Fish, Meat, and Poultry (June 20-29, 2016): The course includes lectures and hands-on experience in the laboratory to learn about regulations regarding veterinary drugs in fish, meat, and poultry with a focus on liquid chromatographic methods for quantitative and confirmatory determination.
Whole Genome Sequencing (September 19-23, 2016 and November 14-18, 2016): The course compares the different technologies of Whole Genome Sequencing and overviews the FDA's Genome Trakr and trouble shooting.
LC-MS/MS for the Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Foods (October 17-21, 2016): Participants learn detection methods using gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry . The course goes over the regulations in the United States regarding chemical contaminants in foods and FDA laboratory methods.
Pathogen Analysis in Fresh Produce and Juices (October 24-28, 2016): Participants will learn about the pathogens associated with fresh produce and juices and explore detection, isolation, and identification procedures for pathogens in the laboratory.