3M Environmental Monitoring Webinar Series
: 28 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Sector: Food & Beverage
Type: Webinar, Recorded
3M Environmental Monitoring Webinar Series with Dr. Martin Wiedmann
Effective environmental monitoring programs, as part of an overall food safety system, can help to extend product shelf life, reduce risk of recalls, reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and increase revenue. By shifting the emphasis from finished product testing to proactive prevention, identification and elimination of sources of food contamination can occur before they create a serious and costly problem.
This five-part on-demand webinar series offers end-to-end content about environmental monitoring that builds in complexity as you progress through the program. It is beneficial for companies starting to implement environmental monitoring programs, companies working through implementation and its challenges, as well as companies who have an existing program and are looking for ways to enhance it.
Part 1 - Importance of Environmental Monitoring Programs.
This webinar describes the significance of environmental sources of pathogens and indicator organisms and the importance of environmental monitoring programs in a comprehensive food safety system.
Part 2 - Different Tests Used in Environmental Monitoring Programs from ATP to Pathogen Testing.
This webinar describes the various tests used in environmental monitoring programs including ATP tests, indicator and index organism tests, pathogen tests, as well as sample collection approaches for various tests.
Part 3 - Environmental Sampling for Verification.
This webinar covers how environmental sampling can be used to verify essential food safety programs.
Part 4 - Environmental Sampling for Regulatory Compliance and Validation.
This webinar describes the importance of environmental monitoring programs within the framework of U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and how environmental sampling strategies are used in efforts to validate food safety plans. This content is relevant globally, to other countries, as well as to companies in the U.S. that may not be regulated by the FDA.
Part 5 - Root Cause Analysis, Continuous Improvement and Environmental Testing Metrics.
This webinar focus on importance of root cause analysis within an environmental monitoring program and using environmental sampling to drive short term corrective actions and long-term improvements.