Dairy Basics- Microbiology Laboratory Techniques

July 24-25

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This workshop will provide the techniques for conducting microbiological testing in the dairy laboratory. Learn different methods to test for quality indicators (including coliforms, standard plate count, and yeast and molds) and safety-related microorganisms for ingredients, finished products and environmental samples. Hear about the components needed for a quality dairy micro laboratory and what the future might look like. Geared towards those new in the laboratory or new to the dairy industry.

Cost: $500.00 | Location: Food Research Institute UW-Madison / Microbial Sciences Building
Register On-line & Payment
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the program starts at 8:30 a.m.
Each student should bring the course confirmation to the workshop.

» Overview of Dairy Microbiology
» Having a Quality Dairy Micro Lab
» Quality Indicators-Dilutions, APC, Coli/EC/EB (agar and petrifilm, colilert, swabs, sponges, finished product, brine)
» Lactic Acid Bacteria
» Yeast/Molds
» Lab Exercises- Yeast/Mold/Lactics/Staph Agar and Petrifilm, Environmentals (personnel, air,etc) Gram Stain
» Pathogen Testing- Which Method is for your Company Listeria, Salmonella, Staph, E.Coli
» Whole-genome Sequencing- the Future of Dairy Micro Labs
» Plate Interpretation/Counting Colonies Agar and Petrifilm- Lab

Lodging is not included in the registration fee. Make your lodging reservation directly with the hotel/motel you select. As a convenience, each of the following hotels will hold a block of rooms for this course. Rooms will be sold on a first-come basis. Shuttle service is provided at both hotels.

The Madison Concourse Hotel , One West Dayton Street, 800-356-8293
Special rates: $149 single & double (plus 14.5% taxes).
Group rate code: Microbiology Laboratory Techniques. Cut off date: June 25.

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Campus parking is restricted. Purchase a daily or half-day parking permit in advance by completing the online ordering form here: or by calling the Special Events Office at 608-262-8683. Please allow two weeks for processing. Inquiries about visitor parking can be sent to: visitor-parking@fpm.wisc.edu
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Primary Contact:
Kristen Houck
1605 Linden Drive
608-265-6469
Email houck@cdr.wisc.edu
Registration Contact:
CALS Conference Services
640 Babcock Drive
Phone: 608-263-1672 | Fax: 608-262-5088
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