Chestnut Labs, a leading food safety solutions provider, is hosting its second food safety education course of 2017. Food safety experts will present “Advanced Food Microbiology: Pathogen Testing” (M201) from April 25-27, 2017 at Chestnut Labs’ Springfield, Mo. location.

This course is designed for students that have completed Basic Food Microbiology (M102) and the quantitative lab, or have already had experience with microbiology in a laboratory setting. The primary focus of the course is pathogenic microorganisms in food.

This course is suggested for:

  • Food QA Managers
  • Food Safety Leads/Managers
  • Senior Food Laboratory Staff

This advanced course includes two and a half days of exercises in a lab setting including Polymerized Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for Listeria spp. Students will also explore manufacturing quality and food safety concepts. The educators for this course are Dr. Mary Bandu, Director of Technical Services for Chestnut Labs, and Matt Oltman, Lead Research Microbiologist.

Base registration for the course is $995 per individual. Group pricing is also available by contacting Chestnut Labs at (417) 829-3673 or Complete registration information, including the course agenda is available at

Chestnut Labs is a leading ISO 17025 accredited Food Safety Solutions provider. These solutions assist customers with meeting the demands of the changing regulatory environment, as well as customer expectations. Microbiology, Chemistry, Research, Training, Auditing and Consulting are all a part of the Food Safety Solutions portfolio of services. We are dedicated to providing our clients with tailored, timely and accurate services to solve today’s challenges.

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