Managing Microbiological Testing as a Preventive Control Verification
Registration now open

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.


Early Bird (ends June 30) - $275.00 (plus $16.12 fee)
General Registration (ends Sept. 30)- $350.00 (plus $20.24 fee)
Academic Rate - $199.00 (plus $11.94 fee)
Student Rate - $129.00 (plus $8.09 fee)
Government Rate - $250.00 (plus 14.74 fee)
Late Registration (ends Oct. 23) - $400.00 (plus $22.99 fee)
On-site Registration - $425.00 (plus $24.37 fee)

Conference Hotel:

A block of rooms is reserved at the newly renovated Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge. To confirm your reservation at the group rate please call 630-986-4100, ask for Reservations and be sure to specify you are with IFSH FRI Meeting. Reservations may also be booked on-line via this link.

Crowne Plaza Hotel: Rooms can also be reserved at Crowne Plaza 300 S. Frontage Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527. Go to Enter your Corporate ID# 10205220 or call 630-325-2900 and mention the rate code IL8SE

Registeration Link

Contact Information

Cindy Koschetz
Phone: (708) 563-8152


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