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Dairy Facts 2016

Hands-On Food Safety Course Back by Popular Demand

May 04, 2016

IDFA and Chestnut Labs are partnering again to keep dairy plant personnel on the cutting edge of best practices and requirements for food-safety testing. The popular “Hands-On Microbiological Testing, Food Safety and Laboratory Best Practices” course will be held June 28-30 in Springfield, Mo.

The course will help attendees develop critical skills in proper testing techniques, reading and interpreting test results, evaluating equipment calibration, choosing the correct testing methods and preventing common testing mistakes.

Attendees will also learn how to comply with new regulations in the Food Safety Modernization Act from highly respected and experienced microbiological testing and food safety experts.

“This two-and-a-half day intensive workshop is a can’t-miss if you’re serious about ensuring you have a robust food safety program and your quality assurance managers are properly trained,” said Emily Lyons, IDFA director of regulatory affairs and counsel.

Registration is now available for 40 participants.

For more information, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings coordinator and registrar, at

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