Managing Microbiological Testing as a Preventive Control Verification

Oct 24, 2019


Co-hosted by the Institute for Food Safety and Health and the Food Research Institute

Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527


FDA’s final rule “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” requires that preventive controls be verified to ensure that they are consistently and effectively implemented. Verification procedures frequently take on the form of environmental and product microbiological testing. Establishing a testing plan is resource intensive and may create concerns regarding expense, effectiveness, and potential liability. In this symposium, speakers from government, industry, and academia will address considerations of where to test, testing frequency, rapid methods, statistical process control, role of environmental testing, role of existing literature and predictive modeling for validation, and responses to findings. Case studies will be presented and attendees will be engaged in break out groups to discuss strategies in developing effective testing programs.


Gold Sponsors:
Mérieux NutriSciences
OSI Group

Silver Sponsors:
Deibel Laboratories

Contact Information

Cindy Koschetz
Phone: (708) 563-8152