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0 Comments The testing of agricultural irrigation water for bacterial pathogens with Michael Casteel, Ph.D., President, Microbial Intelligence Group.
Posted by Andy Moreno on April 21, 2012 at 7:03 PM

The testing of agricultural irrigation water for bacterial pathogens with Michael Casteel, Ph.D., President, Microbial Intelligence Group.
Click: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ame-foodtestingshow/2011/11/10/testing-agricultural-irrigation-water-bacterial-pathogens
Duration: 44 minutes, 35 seconds.

Previously a Research Microbiologist San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. His responsibilities included biosafety and QA/QC programs.
His research at the Univ. of North Carolina involved the development of methods for the isolation of human enteric pathogens on fruits and vegetables, in water, and in soil followed by detection using PCR and RT-PCR, in-vitro methods the detection of traditional (fecal coliforms; E. coli), microbial indicators in environmental media, and the development of methods for the chemical disinfection of enteric pathogens and microbial indicators on produce and in water.
Dr. Casteel earned his PhD in Environmental health microbiology/ infectious disease epidemiology and a MSPH, Environmental health microbiology at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He obtained a BSEH from Old Dominion University.

Agenda:

1. Your introduction and background.
2. Why should agricultural irrigation water be tested for bacterial pathogens?
3. Which tests are traditionally performed?
4. What are the governmentally-required tests and reports?
5. Is there a difference between well water, canal water and rention pond water?
6. What products and services does the MICROBIAL INTELLIGENCE GROUP offer?

Contact:

Michael J. Casteel, Ph.D.
President
Microbial Intelligence Group, L.L.C.
Tele: 650-863-3453
Fax: 650-340-0391
[email protected]
www.microbial-intelligence-group.us

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0 Comments Will FSMA require food producers to test their products prior to shipment? by Marc Sanchez, JD/M.S. Itn'l Comm. Policy, Attorney & Consultant wth Social Media, Privacy, Food/FSMA Compliance, Recalls,
Posted by Andy Moreno on April 21, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Will FSMA require food producers to test their products prior to shipment? by Marc Sanchez, JD/M.S. Itn'l Comm. Policy, Attorney & Consultant wth Social Media, Privacy, Food/FSMA Compliance, Recalls, USDA Imports, FDA & CPSC Compliance issues.
Click: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ame-foodtestingshow/2011/11/09/will-fsma-require-food-producers-to-test-their-products
Duration 24 minutes, 16 seconds.

Marc's practice in Atlanta, Georgia, focuses on product recalls, regulatory compliance, and employment law. He has a special interest and knowledge of food law and social media privacy publishing several articles and presenting throughout Washington on the topics, including FDA compliance (food and medical device), recalls, import protocols, and employee privacy.

Agenda:
1. Introduction.
2. Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 Legislative intent for FDA, DHS.
3. Enactment timeframes for testing requirements.
4. Regulation requirements for food testing.
5. Penalties for non-compliance.

Contact:

Marc C. Sanchez
Attorney & Consultant
PO Box 8292 | Atlanta, GA 31106
404.895.4882
[email protected]
http://www.curiouslaw.com

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Tags: Food safety modernization act fsma testing pathogen testing regulations food non-compliance
0 Comments Which Statistical Sampling Methodology is the Most Reliable to Validate Food Safety
Posted by Andy Moreno on April 21, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Which Statistical Sampling Methodology is the Most Reliable to Validate Food Safety with Eduardo Lopez, Ph.D. of NCA Europa.
Click: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ame-foodtestingshow/2011/12/07/stastical-sampling-methodology-for-food-safety-testing
Duration: 37 minutes, 58 seconds.

Dr. Lopez earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, and a Master’s Degree in Numerical Methods, and a Master’s Degree in Operations Research, and a Ph.D. in Food Systems Management with a minor in Technology Assessment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  His expertise is in Quality Engineering in automobile, plastics, pharaceutical and food manufacturing sectors. Since 1982 he has promoted the use of statistical tools for decision making in manufacturing and service environments and extended his consulting activities to Latin America, Spain and Portugal in the early 1990’s.
From 2003 to 2008, the Secretary of Economy of Mexico appointed him to the ISO Committee.
Dr. Lopez directs, NCA Europa headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico and GRUPO SINERGIA, Mexico City.

Agenda:

1. Introduction of Dr. Eduardo Lopez.
2. The need to screen finished products in food production.
3. The traditional food safety statistical sampling methodology.
4. How to design a statistically valid sampling plan for pathogen testing of produce in pre-harvest or finished product. 5. Dr. Lopez's suggestions for designing quality sampling plans.

Contact:

Eduardo López, Ph.D.
Director General
NCA EUROPA, S.A.
Mississippi 231-A Pte.
Colonia Del Valle
Garza Garcia, N.L. 66220 MEXICO
011-52-81-83-35-24-76
http://www.gsinergia.com" target="_blank">[email protected]a.com.mx
http://www.gsinergia.com

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Tags: Food safety statistical sampling testing methods food safety testing

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