WHEN: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (AEDT)
WHERE: Melbourne Markets Conference Centre - 315 Cooper St, EPPING, VIC 3076
The Fresh Produce Safety Centre (FPSC) identified through industry consultation that there are knowledge gaps and a degree of confusion surrounding testing for microbial and chemical contaminants in fresh produce QA systems. The FPSC is conducting this Professional Development Event (PDE) as part of the Centre’s education and outreach program. The focus of this event is on best practice risk-based chemical and microbial testing, and using testing for verification and audit compliance.
Understanding the purpose of testing and contribution to food safety risk analysis
Identification of key microbial and chemical testing requirements
Designing a testing program relevant to produce types and supplier systems
Interpretation of test results and the corrective actions potentially required
Tools to help assess and determine food safety risk and tailoring testing to the analysis, including Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety and other Fresh Produce Safety Centre resources
QA managers in fresh produce businesses, testing service providers, auditors/Certification Bodies, product technologists, trainers/consultants, food regulation managers, food safety system owner representatives, students/academics, etc.
Light lunch will be provided.