We invite you to our upcoming webinars.

Our webinars provide opportunities to stay informed of the ever changing requirements and regulations that your business may experience. The most current webinar courses are below, but we are always working on ways to provide new and improved topics of interest. Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact us and let us know what topics you would like us to consider for our next webinar series.

 

Attendees should register at least 7 days in advance. This will allow instructors to send out webinar invitations and relevant course materials as applicable when the course date approaches.

Current Courses Offered



Pathogen Monitoring Program – At a Glance

Presenter:  Andrea Chmelar and Brei Clifford

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, participants will receive a general overview of these practices including explanations of hygienic design and layout, priority zoning, how to choose productive sample sites and frequency, and when to use qualitative vs. quantitative microbiological testing.

Session 1:  March 28, 2019/ 1:00pm EST

Session 2:  June 27, 2019/ 1:00pm EST

Session 3:  September 26, 2019/ 1:00pm EST

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

Environmental Monitoring – Sample Collection and Handling

Presenter: Brei Clifford

Environmental monitoring is an important element of any pathogen monitoring program. Proper sample collection and handling is critical to assure the reliability of the data used to monitor the health of your manufacturing environment. This webinar will review various tools and techniques for sampling your environment along with selection of the best tool/technique for various applications.

Session 1:  March 27, 2019/ 11:00am EST

Session 2:  April 18, 2019/ 1:00pm EST

Course Length: 1 hour

Target Audience:

  • Food and beverage manufacturers interested in best practices for environmental sample collection and handling.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the various tools for environmental monitoring
  • Understand which tools work best for various scenarios
  • Understand how storage conditions and tool selected can influence results

Product Shelf Life Studies – Ensuring Maintained Quality

Presenter: Chauna Mason

An accurate and reliable shelf life is not only important for products to comply with government regulations, but also for brand integrity.

During this course, learn how our targeted studies can help you validate that your product maintains quality throughout its shelf life.

Session 1:  February 26, 2019/ 11:00am EST

Session 2:  March 21, 2019/ 2:00pm EST

Session 3: May 16, 2019/ 2:00pm EST

Session 4: July 9, 2019/ 11:00am EST

Course Length: 1 hour

Target Audience:

  • Food and beverage manufacturers interested in learning about how a shelf life study can support their quality needs

Learning Objectives:

  • Why Shelf Life Studies are important to your business
  • What Services NQAC Dublin Offers
  • How to submit samples for Shelf Life Studies

Sample Submission and Avoiding Deviations

Presenter: Cassi Lechner

This course is designed to help participants successfully submit samples to NQAC Dublin for testing. In this course, participants will be provided detailed instructions on each step of the sample submission process as well as guidance to help prevent any delays from occurring during the submission process.

Session 1:  February 28, 2019/ 4:00pm EST

Session 2:  May 17, 2019/ 11:00am EST

Session 3: August 8, 2019/ 4:00pm EST

Session 4: November 8, 2019/ 11:00am EST

Course Length: 1 hour

Target Audience:

  • Associates involved in the sample submission process to NQAC Dublin

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to set up an NQAC Customer ID Number
  • Determine what type of sample submission best represents your testing needs
  • Complete the Analysis Request Form for both microbiology and chemistry sample submissions
  • Acquire a better understanding of the shipping process and how to avoid common submission deviations
  • Learn how to submit temperature sensitive samples
  • Discover best practices for making testing updates, checking for results, and resolving deviation issues