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ISO 17025: What You Should Know

Posted by Paige Krzysko

May 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Webinar.pngThe International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sets the international standards for laboratories that conduct tests and calibrations, as well as sampling. ISO 17025 certification offers a tangible way to guarantee to clients that a laboratory meets the requirements to successfully manage all aspects of sampling and testing.

The certification proves that a laboratory is competent in its technical tests/calibrations and is operating according to the ISO management guidelines. Obtaining the accreditation requires an extensive audit process of several different technical functions of the lab, including test and calibration methods, sampling, and handling of test results. Every lab function related to the test being considered for certification must be documented and maintained as part of this process.

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Topics: Education, Food Safety Training, ISO 17025, Webinars

The Burden of Listeriosis

Posted by Ewen C. D. Todd, Ph.D.

October 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM

The_Burden_of_ListeriosisListeria monocytogenes is estimated to cause nearly 1,600 illnesses each year in the United States and is responsible for more than 1,400 hospitalizations and 250 deaths.[1] Nearly all cases of Listeria infections (listeriosis) result from persons eating food contaminated with L. monocytogenes or affect newborn infants whose mothers eat contaminated food during pregnancy.

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Topics: Education

5 Reasons To Attend an Outside Training Course in 2014

Posted by Julie Wankowski

January 28, 2014 at 1:16 PM

5 reason to attend an outside food safety training courseWhy Training?

"This is the way we've always done things."

"We tried that five years ago but it didn't work."

"Our internal expertise is sufficient to implement this new program; there are no other resources necessary."

If you have recently heard one of the above phrases, either out of the mouths of one of your coworkers or your own, it is likely that you are in need of some fresh perspectives in your organization. There are many sources of education available within the food industry, including trade organizations, colleges and universities, and outside training providers. Depending on your current initiatives and growth areas, you are likely to find a number of interesting programs that will interest you and your colleagues.

Here are the top five reasons for you to attend an outside training course in 2014:

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Topics: Education, Food Safety Training

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