Food Microbiology - Techniques & Analysis

QMS Audits Food Microbiology Techniques and Analysis two-day course focuses on pathogenic, spoilage and fermentation microbes. It gives Quality Assurance and Production Professionals a detailed understanding of how these microbes affect food, their growth factors and how to control them. We examine traditional and rapid microbial testing and once complete, you will attain the Unit of Competency FBPFST5006: Apply food microbiological techniques and analysis.
Boost your knowledge of Rapid Micro Testing, Environmental Monitoring and Interpreting Micro results.
Food Microbiology Techniques

Day One

  • Swab Testing – first
  • Bacteria
  • Yeasts
  • Mould
  • Spoilage
  • Fermentation
  • Bioreactors and Scaling up

Day Two

  • Traditional Testing
  • Rapid Tests
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Pasteurisation
  • Review of swabs from Day One
  • 60 minute exam to finish up
Please call us if you need any help on 1300 404 505 from 8am until 8pm Monday to Friday or email us at [email protected]

What is Food Microbiology Training?

QMS Audits Food Microbiology – Techniques and Analysis Course has been designed to give Quality Assurance and Production professionals a detailed understanding of microbes affecting our food, how they grow and how to test for and analyse the results.

Main areas in the course:

  • Food borne disease – Bacteria, Viruses, Moulds and Fungi and Protozoa
  • Growth requirements, Environmental conditions and control of food microbes
  • Factors of food spoilage
  • Processes to control food microbes
  • Fermentation
  • Environmental monitoring, including using a home kit to grow your own bacteria
  • Interpreting test reports
  • ATP and protein swabbing
  • How to set up a proficiency testing program (requirement of SQF)

Food Microbiology Training Class Sizes Capped at 10

All our training courses,  are purposely capped at 10 people. Everyone has an opportunity to ask specific questions about their food business.

Whenever possible our examples are based on information supplied by class members or from our own experiences conducting food safety audits, HACCP Audits, managing food businesses or preparing clients for SQF, BRC and HACCP Certification audits.

Why QMS Audits Training?

QMS Audits, is the largest independent provider of HACCP and Freshcare Training in Australia.  We are passionate about ensuring everybody who attends our training learns how to do things. If you do our 2 day online HACCP course we want you to able to write up a HACCP Plan. If you do our Internal Auditor Training, we want you to be able to conduct a detailed Internal audit and to be able to understand audit trails.

With all types of HACCP, Internal Auditor and Freshcare training  – you have to get the technical part right. You need to learn the key parts, so you can feel comfortable and prepared during an audit. But adult learning needs to be fun – otherwise you will fall asleep. We also believe that it doesn’t have to be filled with acronyms and jargon. So, instead we fill it with lots of examples taken from day-to-day life, anecdotes from clients and audits and try to make it fun and interactive. We have gone out of our way to ensure our online training courses, which are delivered as Virtual Classrooms, using Zoom, are very human and very interactive.

We had more than 100% growth in our training last year. More and more we see past students send other staff to our training – so we must be doing something right. We keep it simple and straight forward and hopefully a little bit funny (just occasionally).

Practical Advice For All Audits

At QMS Audits – we do lots of HACCP Training, HACCP Audits and help our clients to write concise HACCP Plans and well structured, simple GFSI quality manuals, such as SQF and BRC. As QA consultants we work with all of the Certification Bodies, not just one. Our advice comes from working with a range of auditors from different certification bodies, including SAI Global, SGS, Aus-Qual and Merieux Nutrisciences and small to large businesses, so you know you will be covered during any audit. Basically we know what works and what doesn’t. We know exactly what the auditors want to see.