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 

09.00   Registration and refreshments
09.15   Introduction
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
13.30   Control of cross contamination - FSA Guidance on E. coli O157
14.30   Practical examples and case studies
15.00   Refreshment break
15.15   Practical examples and case studies
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.

Dr Helen Onyeaka

Dr Onyeaka is an industrial microbiologist with over 25 years of experience. Her career in microbiology to date has been varied with experience gained in industry as well as academia (both teaching and research).

Dr Onyeaka is currently employed by the University of Birmingham in Chemical Engineering, where she lectures and leads modules on various postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Food Microbiology, Food Safety and Chemical Engineering. She supervises PhD and MSc research projects related to industrial microbiology. She also plans and delivers training for Continuous Professional Development (CPD), including courses for Food Safety Inspection Officers, the food industry and international trainees from the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.

Dr Onyeaka has a wealth of food microbiological teaching experience, not only in tertiary education and CPD training, but also secondary education holding a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Her microbiological experience in industry has included working in a brewery plus a soft drinks manufacturer. She was part of the research development team that produced an “over the counter” male fertility kit now marketed as Fertell®.

Dr Onyeaka’s PhD researched the impact on individual microbial cells due to a changing microenvironment with regard to their physiology and metabolic pathway and suggested how this knowledge can be used to optimize as well as predict future process performances in the industry. She received the Bridon postgraduate and IChemE Biochemical Engineering award for this doctorate thesis.  

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