Common Food Microbiology Laboratory Errors

(Webinar length:  1h 24m)


In the food Industry, food microbiology analysts, quality reviewers and manufacturing supervisors are responsible for key functions in ensuring that the food products meet their predetermined microbial specifications. Knowledge of the errors that can occur in the microbiology laboratory will help in ensuring accuracy of data, avoiding false positive results and subsequently releasing product that is safe for the consumer. 

Areas covered in the webinar: 

  • Common laboratory design flaws and inadequate sample and personnel flows that may lead to false positive results
  • Why inappropriate disinfecting agents and schedule of disinfection of laboratory facilities and equipment can become the cause of microbial contamination
  • Common misconceptions in validation of test methods
  • Lack of reagent and culture media control; a common cause of false positive results
  • Common errors in microbial identification and lack of understanding objectionable microorganisms that can cause harm to consumers
  • Distinguishing microbiological out-of-specification results from laboratory errors
  • Learn from case studies
  • Inappropriate transfer and aseptic techniques  during testing
  • Good Laboratory Practices Guidance      

Who will benefit from this webinar:

  • Microbiologists
  • QA and QC Managers
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Academics in the food safety area
  • Government policy makers and inspection services 

Presenter - Ziva Abraham

Ziva Abraham, President of Microrite, Inc., is an internationally recognized microbial contamination control expert with over 25 years of academic, research, clinical and industrial experience in Microbiology, and Quality Assurance. Her hands-on experience has provided her with the framework to understand the effects of microbial contamination and quality pitfalls from a human safety perspective. She has taught mold identification and mold contamination investigations for over a decade around the world.

Ziva received her Master’s Degree in Microbiology and has conducted graduate work on developing Microbial Insecticides using entomogenous fungi.  Her Company, Microrite, Inc., serves pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, food, cosmetics and in vitro diagnostic companies in the areas of microbiological quality control, quality assurance, and validation. 

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