E. Coli O157: Tools & Techniques for Risk Control

CIEH Technical Workshop Series
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22 November

Price: Member: £224 | Affiliate member: £324 | Non member: £324 

An E. Coli outbreak in 2011 affected over 3,000 people and led to 53 deaths. In 2014 the Food Standards Agency updated guidance on E. coli O157 and the control of cross contamination, which food businesses are expected to follow.

This course is the first in a new series devised by the CIEH for food professionals to update your knowledge of microbiology and E. coli O157, and will help you to understand the guidance and how it may apply to your business. The course will cover theory as well as practical examples, case studies and group work to help you keep your customers safe.

Delegates will gain an understanding of:   

  • All about E. coli
  • VTEC E. coli
  • Occurrence and ecology
  • Food incidents and outbreaks
  • Sources and controls
  • Control of Cross Contamination – FSA Guidance on E. coli O157
  • Case studies

Who should attend: 

  • Senior Managers in Food Industry
  • Operations and Production Managers in Food industry
  • Food Safety and Quality Control staff
  • Auditors
  • Chefs
  • Food Safety Consultants

CPD: 5 Hours 45 minutes

▼ Programme 



  • All about E.coli
  • VTEC E.coli
10.00   Occurrence and ecology
10.30   Food incidents and outbreaks
11.15   Refreshment break
11.30   Sources of E. coli and controls
12.45   Lunch

Control of cross contamination - FSA Guidance on E. coli O157

  • Who is it for?
  • Key points
  • Local Authorities Role
  • Key definitions
  • Separating

Practical examples and case studies

  • Separating Control
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Personal Hygiene and Handling Practices
15.00   Refreshment break

Practical examples and case studies

  • Management issues
  • Inspection
16.15   Summary, Discussion and Q&A
16.30   Collect CPD and depart
▼ Trainers 

Miranda Steward

Miranda has over 30 years local government experience, finishing as a joint Chief Executive in a Local Authority. As a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, she worked as a regulator specialising in Food Safety and Health and Safety, and managed a high performing Commercial section in a busy London Borough. Miranda has investigated a number of high profile food poisoning outbreaks attracting national and international media interest as well as serious and fatal accidents; appearing as an expert witness.

Miranda currently works in both the public and private sectors specialising in the catering, hospitality and leisure industries for a number of local authorities, the CIEH and the Food Standards Agency. She also undertakes a range of consultancy services including prestigious and internationally renowned businesses and have advised on potential prosecutions and other enforcement actions.

She has also written, published and presented a number of papers. Most recently she co-authored a safety chapter for a book published by the Law Society. Miranda has a Masters Degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Safety and a Certificate in Quality Assurance Auditing. She is a Member of IOSH, and a Registered Occupational Safety and Health Consultant.

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