Upcoming Events

Upcoming December Webinars

Pathogen Monitoring Program – At a Glance

Presenter:  Andrea Chmelar

A Food Safety Recall can have a major impact on consumer trust and is one of the biggest threats to a company’s profitability. With millions of pounds of food being recalled yearly due to microbiological contaminants, a robust Pathogen Monitoring Program is imperative for a food manufacturer’s success in the marketplace. In this course, participant will receive a general overview of these practices including explanations of hygienic design and layout, priority zoning, and how to choose productive sample sites and frequency, and when to use qualitative vs. quantitative microbiological testing.

Session 4:  December 5. 2019/ 1:00pm EST

Course Length: 1 hour

Target Audience:

  • Factory Hygienists and Quality Specialists or Technicians who organize or perform environmental monitoring tasks within a manufacturing facility

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about hygienic zoning/layout and possibilities for cross-contamination
  • Understand and identify the different sampling priority levels within a zone
  • What to look for when choosing sampling sites and frequency
  • When to use qualitative vs. quantitative microbiological testing


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Validation of Control Points (Cooking/Cooling)

Presenter:  Gilly Belfort & Ben McPhail

Details NQAC provided services and equipment to ensure established processes are meeting control points as established in documentation submitted to FDA related to Food Safety. Service will include reviewing thermal processes and monitoring equipment and testing product to ensure cooking and cooling temperature requirements are being met as established in HACCP plan.

Session 4:  December 4. 2019/ 2:30pm EST

Course Length: 1 hour

Target Audience:

  • Small-scale food production facilities using MPOs, fryers, etc. Does not include processes such as retort or aseptic systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Validating cooking and cooling processes
  • Determining if your facility is in scope for this service
  • Equipment being used and limitations
  • Basics of Thermal Processing and why it is important

Note: We are NOT a registered Process Authority


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December Customer Day

There is still a final opportunity remaining to visit NQAC Dublin in 2019 and attend our December Customer Day. Come and see us before the year is over!

Tuesday, December 17th

  • Experience the “Life of a Sample” with a tour of our facility and laboratories
  • Learn more about Foreign Body Investigations and how NQAC Dublin can assist in a crisis situation
  • Be one of the first to learn about our new Nutritional Facts Panel program
  • Have the opportunity to provide direct feedback through a customer service focus group

What you need to know:

  • Each session will accommodate 15 attendees on a first come, first served basis
  • Lunch will be provided on site
  • Travel and lodging will not be provided

If you are interested in joining us for this informational opportunity, please sign up below:

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