Course
Introduction to Food Microbiology
International Food Safety Training Laboratory
Upcoming Classes

There are currently no upcoming sections for this course.

For more information, you can call us at 301-405-1342, or email us at ifstl@umd.edu

Course Description

The course will combine lectures on microbial pathogens in a given food source. In addition, hands-on laboratory exercises will be demonstrated and explained to develop safe and practical laboratory habits. Participants will become knowledgeable of the role of microbiology in the food industry with emphasis on aseptic sampling and cultural identification using standard plating methods. Experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will also introduce participants to the Food Safety Modernization Act and the resources available to select and implement fit-for-purpose laboratory methods.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those interested in having a general understanding of food microbiology, or those wanting to refresh their knowledge of microbiological culture techniques.
  • Those interested in learning more about food safety microbiology.