Environmental Monitoring - live online, tutor-led training course (two mornings)


14-15 May 2024


Members - £599 + VAT
Non-members - £799 + VAT



Delegate Feedback (2023):

  • The tutor effectively delivered a highly successful training program over the course of two days by providing practical demonstrations and scenarios.
  • I think the tutor has a deep understanding about the topic, he shared some examples from real life and the industry. He was also open to answer any question and provide extra information.
  • The tutor was very knowledgeable and provided great insight with teaching moments and experiences.
  • Great course and can see tutor is passionate about it, which really comes across and helps us.
  • Tutor was very knowledgeable and passionate.
  • Excellent tutor. Enthusiastic and interesting to listen to regarding the topic.

Benefits of attending

Within the GFSI benchmarked standards, be it food or packaging, there is a requirement for an Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) to be in place, used, understood, and implemented.

This course is designed to give both technical and non-technical participants an understanding of what an EMP entails, how to go about setting one up and how to make it work for you. This includes members of the quality / technical teams,  Hygiene Supervisors and Senior Hygiene Operatives, and Production Supervisors / Team Leaders. To achieve this the course has a mix of tutor presentations and discussion sessions, exercises are included to promote participant involvement.

The course will be delivered live online over the course of two mornings (0845 - 1300 hours), participants will be sent log in details for a Microsoft Teams session.

Training Course content


To give you an understanding of why EMP’s are important, what to look for, how to take and handle samples, along with what the information tells you, and what to do with it.

  • Why sample the food processing environment?
    • What is it for
  • Sources and vectors of contamination
    • What are we looking for?
    • How do things enter?
    • Barriers to entry
  • Sampling strategies
    • What to look for
    • Pinch Points
  • Microbiological Risk Assessment
    • What?
    • Where?
    • Why?
  • Choice of sampling method
    • How and with what?
  • Sample transport and processing
    • How?
  • Interpretation of results
    • What do the numbers mean?

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will know:

  • How to set up an EMP by using risk assessments
  • How to set acceptable limits
  • What to look for in your environment - they are not all the same
  • What types of action to take in light of your results, and what do they mean
Event Director - Nigel Blitz

Further information

Our training team will be happy to help with any enquiry on +44(0)1386 842104 or at training@campdenbri.co.uk

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