At Cherney College, we’re catching our breath after a busy few months of training activities! We launched our 2016 training courses in a BIG way, holding five courses in five weeks. Three of the courses were brand new for this year, including Plate Interpretation, Food Safety for Suppliers and FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course, which certifies Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals for FSMA. These courses were a lot of fun, and here’s a sample of what attendees are saying about our 2016 courses.
In less than a week - four members of our Cherney team will be exhibiting in Milwaukee as part of the International Cheese Technology Expo (ICTE)! If you haven't experienced this memorable 2-day conference filled with industry experts and designed to stimulate your minds and your stomach you are missing out! Stop by and visit us at booth #645 and participate in a chance to win:
When you hear Cherney - what is the 1st thing you think of....what do you know us by:
Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. or simply...
For our June Blog – we’ve taken a step back and highlighted some of the testing capabilities that our customers may not associate with Cherney or even know that we perform in part because yes - Chemistry is not in our name.
"Life’s a journey, not a destination” is a cliché that is frequently heard in various contexts. From Cherney’s perspective, this cliché is also very fitting to describe accreditation. Cherney has been n ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory since early 2010 and we continue to march on our accreditation journey each and every day.
What’s in store for 2015
Our Strategic Plan was finalized with input from our entire team just before Christmas. We are off and running at executing that plan and had key items being worked on the first week of January.
With the holidays upon us, we tend to get into the spirit of giving! Holiday shopping, baking treats to share with family and friends, and generally, presents galore! This year, as in years past, the "Cherney Micro Family" has chosen a family within our community to assist this holiday season through the Salvation Army. Our Training Room is beginning to fill with amazing generosity for this family and it is our pleasure to give them a celebration they will not soon forget!
In 2014, Cherney’s in-house training center was opened to customers and industry partners to fulfill founder Debra Cherney’s dream of providing answers and improvements to laboratories through information transfer and technical training. Following this vision of “Culturing Solutions with Knowledge”, the Introduction to Food Microbiology – The Basics, a hands-on practical workshop that incorporated lectures, demonstrations and lab activities, was created. We are excited to announce the launch of additional workshops for the 2015 calendar year and scheduled training dates for two workshops.Introduction to Food Microbiology – The Basics: Designed for personnel with little to no microbiology background or experience and is ideal for laboratory, quality or non-technical staff. Participants will spend 2-days on-site in an interactive environment learning microbiology principles, food safety concepts, and key laboratory techniques and test methods.
As another month comes to a close for Cherney- we’ve had the opportunity to celebrate and share with our customer many new and exciting additions in September. This month – we take time to recognize and thank the internal and external customers who make this all possible.
Cherney – Clovis, NM Grand Opening Celebration:
- On Wednesday, September 10th, we held our grand opening at our new location in Clovis, NM. As highlighted in previous blogs , our decision to open this new location was strategic in an effort to better serve our customer base within the Southwestern US.
- Attended by many members of the community, the Clovis Chamber of Commerce was able to join with an awesome big ribbon and scissors .
- Our Wisconsin hospitality also traveled down south with the members of our team who distributed free WI Award Winning Brats & “Squeaky” Cheese Curds provided by some local companies.
- Our new official address is: 412 Mitchell St, Clovis, NM 88101