Drs. Angela Winslow and Janie Dubois of the IFSTL travelled to Malaysia in June for the delivery of a week-long hands-on workshops on methods for the identification of Salmonella and Campylobacter in food. The training is part of a three-year partnership with the Ministry of Health of Malaysia. In this train-the-trainer partnership, four analysts from the Ministry of Health receive training at the University of Maryland; six to twelve months following the training in the U.S., the UMD instructors travel to Malaysia to support the delivery of the same course to a large group of analysts.
This was the second food safety microbiology training held in partnership at the MoH's International Food Safety Training Center. While the initial courses were reserved for government employees, future ones will be open to private industry analysts. Courses will be announced on the IFSTL webpage and by email, so sign up for our mailing list to stay informed!