This webinar will address the complexity of defining safe food and examine the factors that impact on microbiological food safety. We will look at the changing nature of foodborne/food transmitted pathogens and the influence of demographics and geography on the changing landscape. The webinar will also discuss roles and responsibilities for mitigating food contamination and foodborne illness.
The Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 for laboratory accreditation in food/water microbiology. Quantitative and Qualitative methods have different performance measurement requirements and require different statistical analyses. Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical requirements particularly for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
Many laboratories struggle with developing and implementing a functional quality management system that not only complies with the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but also meets their needs. Once accreditation has been achieved many laboratories have difficulty maintaining the QMS as evidenced by the number of non-conformances cited during the subsequent biannual audits.
To develop appropriate Quality Control Practices and acceptability criteria to evaluate the performance of analytical materials for laboratory use.
Many laboratories regard Quality Assurance, Quality Assessment and Quality Control as independent activities, others use the terms interchangeably, e.g. QA/QC. This demonstrates a lack of appreciation of the differences between Assurance, Assessment and Control, as well as the interrelationships, particularly between QA and QC. This has created confusion in the minds of many analysts with respect to understanding how QA and QC play separate, but related roles for achieving Quality Assurance in a Quality Management System (QMS). QMS is the catch phrase for accreditation and is the backbone of ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005.
Many microbiology laboratories are confused about what MU is, how to calculate it and how to apply it. We will discuss what is needed to meet the accreditation requirement for MU, including, what data to collect and how to analyze it. Also a practical step by step approach to data compilation specifically applicable to microbiology will be discussed.
Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical requirements particularly for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Unfortunately, the terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably, resulting in confusion and the application of inappropriate or inadequate analytical evaluations.
This webinar will address the complexity of defining safe food. We will look at the changing nature of foodborne/food transmitted pathogens, new and emerging analytical technologies and the influence of demographics and geography on the changing landscape.