COPAN Liquid Based Microbiology

Soft Drinks Microbiology

2014, October 1

Food » Training

The soft drinks sector is one of the fastest growing, most innovative and rapidly changing areas of the food and drink industry. From high energy to no/low sugar, functional to long life, carbonated or still, soft drinks and their associated preservative and packaging systems have their own microbiological issues.

Soft Drinks Microbiology will give an overview of the types of microorganisms found in various soft drink categories and the problems that they can cause. The range of microorganisms that have been isolated from soft drinks and associated products is surprising. Many have adapted to growing in the unusual environment within a beverage factory and can be extremely difficult to remove once established. The course will discuss their specific growth requirements, what damage can they cause, and how can we control them.

"Fantastic course! I enjoyed the entire day, excellent confident delivery, Peter really knows his area. Each topic covered was relevant and told me something I wanted to know." Ann Williamson, Finlay Extracts Ltd


Who should attend?

Bottled Water Producers
Concentrate Producers
Fruit Juice Producers
Smoothie Producers
Soft Drinks Producers
Food Safety Managers
Hygiene Managers
Technical Managers
Those who write specifications for soft drinks

From this course you will

Understand about the complexity of the problems that can occur in soft drink manufacturing
Know the control measures that are available
Be aware of the major groups of organisms that can cause spoilage or food safety
Realise that formulation changes can allow problems to occur and how to overcome these problems
Understand the importance of ingredient quality and good hygienic practices in the control of problems
How to undertake simple troubleshooting when problems occur


Leatherhead Food Research
Yew Tree Bottom Road, Great Burgh
KT18 5XT
United Kingdom


Leatherhead Food Research
Phone: +44 (0)1372 822381
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