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Designing a Sampling and Testing Plan Training Agenda

Designing a Sampling and Testing Plan

October 3rd, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories – Colorado
1371 Horizon Avenue
Lafayette, CO 80026

8:00 – 8:30 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast  

8:30 – 8:45 am: Introductions and Background  

8:45 – 9:00 am: Welcome from Eurofins

9:00 – 9:45 am: Basics of applied microbiology
Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D., United Fresh & Don Schaffner, Ph.D. Rutgers University

9:45 – 10:30 am: Method platforms: how they work, false positives & negatives, limit of detection
David Legan, Ph.D., Eurofins                                                                                               

10:30 – 10:45 am: Break                       

10:45 – noon: Method validation process, validation vs valid method; matrix effects 
Wes Colangelo, Ph.D., Neogen & De Ann Benesh, 3M

Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided)    

1:00 – 2:00 pm: ICMSF sampling plan/Statistics of sampling      
Don Schaffner, Ph.D. Rutgers University

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Lab accreditation
Jordan Shaw, Eurofins

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break           

3:15 – 4:15 pm: Reportable food registry & Legal Ramifications     
David Durkin, OFW Law

4:15 – 4:45 pm: Panel discussion: when should you test for what, and how?  

4:45 – 5:00 pm: Wrap up   

If you have any questions or issues accessing the slides, please contact Katie McGowan at kmcgowan@unitedfresh.org or 202-303-3402.