Neogen® Food Safety Office Hours: 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates and Method Verification

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Join us at our Neogen® Office Hours session! Get your questions answered by technical experts about the topics covered in the January and February webinars about 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate certification training and ISO 16140-3:2021 method verification.

About the Webinar

Thank you for your engagement in Neogen’s educational webinars! Based on your feedback, we are pleased to offer an event dedicated to answering your questions from our webinars in January and February. At our upcoming Neogen Food Safety Office Hours session, you will have the opportunity to connect with Neogen technical experts to discuss any of the topics below.

3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates Certification Training

  • Important considerations for sample preparation
  • Best practices when using 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates
  • Interpretation of plates in a variety of scenarios
  • Calculating results from 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates
  • Deep dive into the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Enterobacteriaceae Count Plate

ISO 16140-3:2021 — Method Verification

  • Overview and resources for the ISO 16140-3:2021 standard
  • Interpretation and implementation of ISO 16140-3:2021
  • Application of the standard to alternative methods

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About the Speakers

Grant Hedblom

Grant Hedblom, Technical Service Representative, Neogen

Grant Hedblom is a Technical Services Representative for Neogen with a focus on Food Safety products and Petrifilm Plates. Grant uses his experience in microbiology, food science education, and curriculum development to assist food processors with applied food safety and test method development and implementation. Grant combines his experience with customers and academic background to bridge the gaps between theory and practical applications of food safety concepts. He received a B.S. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Cari Lingle

Cari Lingle, Global Technical Applications Microbiologist, Neogen

Cari Lingle is a Global Technical Applications, Microbiologist for Neogen with a focus on Petrifilm Plates. During her career, Cari has developed expertise in quantitative microbial methods, method validation and verification, food spoilage, and environmental monitoring. She received a B.S. in Microbiology from North Dakota State University and an M.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

DeAnn Benesh

DeAnn Benesh, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager, Neogen

  • Global Regulatory Affairs Manager at Neogen, and as a member/expert in ISO TC34/SC9/WG3 Committee on Methods, she was a co-leader of the drafting of ISO 16140-3:2021
  • Past president of AOAC INTERNATONAL and a current member of the MicroVal General Committee
  • She has over 40 years of global experience in the food industry in method development, methods validation through global and regionally recognized organizations, and verification

DeAnn is a global regulatory affairs manager at Neogen and has over 40 years of global experience in the food industry in the areas of method development, methods validation through global and regionally recognized organizations, and verification. She is a member/expert in ISO TC34/SC9/WG3 Committee on Methods and co-leader of the drafting of ISO 16140-3:2021. DeAnn is a past president of AOAC INTERNATIONAL and a current member of the MicroVal General Committee.

 

Frederic Martinez, Head of Microbiology Manager, Neogen

  • Head of Microbiology Manager at Neogen, and as a member/expert in ISO TC34/SC9/WG3 Committee on Methods
  • Member of the MicroVal and AFNOR Technical Committees
  • He has over 20 years of global experience in the food safety industry and microbiology methods development and validation

Frederic is the Head of Microbiology Manager at Neogen and has over 20 years of global experience in the food safety industry and microbiology methods development and validation. He is a member/expert in ISO TC34/SC9/WG3 Committee on Methods, WG32 on methods enrichment and WG36. Frederic is a member of the MicroVal and AFNOR Technical Committees.