Course Overview

Prerequisite(s): A good understanding of basic food microbiology is beneficial.

Recent high profile recalls have put a spotlight on the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination in ready-to-eat (RTE) food manufacturing facilities. Learn how to minimize and prevent contamination to avoid product recalls and protect consumer health. This course prepares you to develop, implement and maintain your Listeria control strategy.

What You’ll Do

  • Discuss Listeria spp., including L. monocytogenes, and listeriosis
  • Identify key harbourage sites and areas for potential Listeria contamination in your plant
  • Identify methods to control Listeria contamination
  • Work through the development of a Listeria sampling plan including frequency, sampling method and sampling criteria
  • Apply root cause analysis tools to a deviation

You can learn more about this course, browse our course list and register for courses on the NSF Learn website:

Learn More