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Food and drink industry training courses

Key areas of microbiological training required by industry personnel to fulfil their tasks. Read more

Microbiology courses

Our microbiology training courses cover topics such as practical microbiology, understanding microbiology, setting a shelf life, cleaning and disinfection, and designing microbiologically safe foods.


With the food industry becoming increasingly sophisticated, advances in scientific methods are essential. Next generation molecular techniques have the potential to provide new tools to troubleshoot food safety and quality issues. This seminar will showcase the current and future applications of molecular methods in food microbiology and authenticity. Delegates will hear from academia and industry.

Next Date: 12 November 2019: Cost: member £250 + VAT non - member £350 + VAT

Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) are concerning organisms for the food industry with outbreaks reported on a regular basis. In extreme cases, STEC food poisoning can be life threatening. Though less severe, Salmonella also causes food poisoning and remains infamous for its ability to cause food safety issues. It’s therefore important to keep up to date with the latest detection methods and technologies for these virulent species.

Next Date: 27 February 2020: Cost: member £299 + VAT non - member £449 + VAT

Next Date: 5 March 2020: Cost: member £680 + VAT non - member £885 + VAT

Keep in touch with current and future microbiological issues affecting the safe production of food at the annual Hot topics in microbiology conference. This popular conference will look at various areas of concern and keep delegates up-to-date with the latest information. New issues are always arising and there will be opportunities for discussion on a wide range of microbiological issues with news and updates on food production related topics.

Next Date: 23-24 October 2019: Cost: member £350 + VAT non - member £450 + VAT

This course provides practical guidance on how to apply the new requirements for ISO19036: Microbiology of the food chain – Estimation of measurement uncertainty for quantitative determinations

Next Date: 17 March 2020: Cost: member £300 + VAT non - member £395 + VAT

This course is designed for senior laboratory personnel and is the third in the series for the microbiology training of laboratory staff 

Next Date: 17-18 March 2020: Cost: member £899 + VAT non - member £1160 + VAT

By attending the course, delegates will gain 'hands-on' experience in a wide range of microbiological procedures 

Next Date: 21-22 October 2020: Cost: member £899 + VAT non - member £1160 + VAT

Delegates on the course will gain in-depth knowledge of food microbiology and also the factory environment. 

Next Date: 4-6 December 2019: Cost: member £1480 + VAT non - member £1925 + VAT

Covers microbiological, chemical and sensory considerations of assigning an appropriate shelf life 

Next Date: 9 June 2020: Cost: member £599 + VAT non - member £780 + VAT

If you make decisions about any aspect of food manufacture, distribution and sale but have no microbiological training  

Next Date: 4-5 February 2020: Cost: member £899 + VAT non - member £1160 + VAT

Many manufactured baked goods are produced ‘sterile’ but can subsequently be blighted by post process contamination. Bakery products, like many processed foods, are subject to microbiological and chemical spoilage. A number of food safety and spoilage issues over recent years have been associated with baked goods including acrylamide, allergens, bacteria, mycotoxins and viruses.

if you would like to register your own interest to attend this course on the next available date please complete the enquiry form

Cleaning and disinfection is an important part of any manufacturing process and especially so for the food industry. We are able to develop and deliver bespoke training courses specifically tailored for your requirements and personnel. 

This course is available as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training. If you would like more information please complete the enquiry form

Are you developing new products ? This couse looks at what you need to consider to produce safe and stable products.

This course is available as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training. If you would like more information please complete the enquiry form