13 Sep

Bitesize training: control of listeria in food processing

CIEH member: £55
Affiliate member: £110
Non-member: £110 
CIEH student member: £110

Two and a half-hour bitesize training

Time: 10.00 - 12.30

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Zoom online platform.  Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.

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Online (Zoom)

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This session will introduce the issues of listeria in food processing from a regulators perspective and will explore the different factors that affect the growth and survival of listeria. Aimed at those with a basic understanding of listeria, the health risks and the regulations in place, this session with delve into the ecology and occurrence of listeria in ‘ready-to-eat’ foods, as well as the processing environments with high contact surfaces and non-food contact environments.

There will also be an emphasis on prevention and control with a detailed discussion on cleaning and disinfection, monitoring supply chains and how to act on positive results of listeria contamination.


  • Provide an overview of the hazards posed by listeria in a food processing environment
  • Explain where Listeria spp may be found in food processing environments
  • Consider some controls for Listeria spp in food processing environment and how they can be verified
  • Hear the latest shelf life guidance update on vacuum packed fresh meats
  • Use some specific food sectors for illustration

Who should attend?

  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Food Safety Professional
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Food Industry Safety Practitioners

CPD: 2 hours 30 minutes

Miranda is the Director of Abacus Management and Training Consultancy which was set up in 2007, providing food safety and health and safety consultancy to both the public and private Sectors. Miranda is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner having qualified in 1979.

She has managed a range of public facing front line services with over 25 years senior local government experience, having been a joint Chief Executive and Returning Officer in a
District Council and an Assistant Director of Environmental Services in a London Borough.
As a direct result of her professional expertise Miranda has been an advisor to the Food Standards Agency, The Home Office, Local Government Association, The Public Health Laboratory Service and chaired the London Food Co-ordination Group.

Miranda has worked as a regulator for many years, specialising in food safety and food standards. She managed a high performing commercial department within a London Borough and dealt with a range of prosecutions and emergency prohibitions.

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