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    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Online Webinar


    Biofilms: From Formation to Elimination

    Food and Consumer Safety Webinar Oct. 18 at 9am

    Join us for the October webinar on biofilms, especially in food industry given by Diane Walker, Research Engineer at Montana State University’s Center for Biofilm Engineering. Ms. Walker works with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, microbiologists and statisticians in the Standardized Biofilm Methods Lab (SBML), developing methods to grow, treat, sample and analyze biofilms for use by academia, industry and the regulatory agencies. She was invited to speak at the Conference for Food Protection earlier this year. 

    The Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) was established more than 25 years ago to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of biofilms. Moving beyond traditional microbiology (free-floating microbes), reactor systems were engineered to allow for the development of surface-associated microbes (biofilm), a state where most bacteria exist. The Standardized Biofilm Methods Laboratory (SBML) at the CBE was designed to meet research and industry needs for standard analytical methods to evaluate innovative control technologies against bacteria in the biofilm state. SBML staff and students develop, refine, and publish quantitative methods for growing, treating, sampling, and analyzing biofilm bacteria. This webinar will provide background on biofilms and describe methods for growing biofilm for product testing. Examples will be provided to demonstrate the importance of testing against biofilms (versus free-floating microbes) for end users and consumers alike.

    Login information for THURSDAY OCTOBER 18th 9 am



    Join by phone 406-444-4647 access code: 4626905

      Conference ID: 4626905  



    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online Webinar


    Coming Clean About Norovirus - How to Dodge the Spread:  


    • When: October 18, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time
    • Presenters: Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D., Sandra M. Long, REHS and Traci Slowinski, REHS. 
    • Content: Norovirus is the leading cause of outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States. Approximately half of all food-related illnesses and outbreaks are caused by norovirus. Most of these outbreaks occur in food service settings, such as restaurants.The Business and Industry Affiliate (BIA) of NEHA will present a panel of experts from Academia, Regulatory, and the Food Service Industry to review the threat of Norovirus in the restaurant and how critical it is to quickly and effectively respond to an emetic event, including clean up and disinfection.
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