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Food Safety Workshops

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.TrainingIntroduction 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.

March 24th- 25th, 2015
June 17th – 18th, 2015
September 22nd – 23rd, 2015



Environmental Monitoring and Sanitation Essentials: Designed for personnel responsible or involved in these facility control programs. Participants will spend 2-days on-site learning microbiology principles, sanitation basics, pathogen control, and environmental monitoring concepts and best practices. The workshop includes an interactive session to design a facility sampling plan.

April 21st – 22nd, 2015
October 14th – 15th, 2015

Two additional workshops are in currently in development for 2015. The Advanced Food Microbiology workshop will build on the Introduction to Food Microbiology topics and include more detailed information about lab methods, data analysis, method selection and lab trouble shooting. The second is a Chemistry-Focused Workshop on proximate analysis with lab demonstrations and hands-on activities.
These dates will be announced at a later date.