Mérieux NutriSciences Online Training Academy

Mérieux NutriSciences introduces computer-based self-directed eLearning training on an easy-to-use platform. Scroll down to view our catalog of online training.

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The global coronavirus situation is sending shock waves through the country. The uncertainty and sudden disruption has created a need for manufacturers to adapt their business practices and business continuity plans to address increased demand of food in the marketplace.  This webinar discusses best practices on managing the coronavirus situation and how food manufacturers can respond to recent developments.  Dr. Tim Freier, Mérieux NutriSciences' VP of Scientific Affairs and Microbiology, and Dr. Tracie Sheehan, Mérieux NutriSciences, VP of Technical Services, discuss:  The science behind the virus and what researchers know today about its behaviors Guidance from regulatory officials (FDA, CDC, USDA, and CFIA)  Best practices for food manufacturers including monitoring activities, cleaning and sanitation protocols, employee hygiene, visitor policies, and business continuity. Mérieux NutriSciences response to the crisis     Note: This webinar was recorded on March 26, 2020. This FREE resource is available for 60 days per user.  Read More

This very detailed video discusses proper employee hygiene practices and what to do if employees are ill. Personal hygiene habits, correct hand washing procedures, jewelry, and proper use of hair and beard nets are addressed. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and prevention of product contamination are also discussed. Personal hygiene and proper frock and glove usage Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) Prevention of product contamination Your purchase includes a facilitator's manual, a quiz packet, and certificates for documenting employee training and assessment. Click here to watch a short preview of this video. Also available in Spanish.  Read More

Special Offer We've combined our English and Spanish language versions of Environmental Monitoring Implementation Practices and Procedures for the special discounted price of $270. What you'll get: English and Spanish language versions of the training program Instructor Manuals (English and Spanish) Student Workbooks (English and Spanish) Certificates to Document Employee Training Environmental Monitoring Implementation Practices and Procedures  An Aseptic Swabbing Techniques Training Program for Sampling the Environment and Equipment Environmental monitoring is an important component in a food safety program. An environmental monitoring program helps companies measure the effectiveness of contamination control measures, such as good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and sanitation in the food processing environment. A well designed environmental monitoring program can be used to detect the presence of foodborne pathogens and indicator microorganisms on food equipment, food contact surfaces, non-food contact surfaces and in the food facility environment. You play a critical role in ensuring the safety and quality of your product when you collect samples for your company’s environmental monitoring program. The food safety experts at Mérieux NutriSciences have drawn upon their knowledge of the microbial ecology of food plants to develop this training material. It is our goal to provide you with a comprehensive training program that is both practical and scientifically sound. While sampling protocols and techniques vary among companies, this program will provide you with practical guidelines to ensure best practices. The 10 part training program was also specifically designed to enable you and your manager to discuss the specific details of your sampling program. This program can be presented in a large group setting with a facilitator or in single learner sessions. A downloadable digital instructor manual and student manual is included with the program. A certificate is also included to document employee training.  Lesson Topics: Microbiological Concerns and Monitoring Importance of Employee Hygiene and Protective Gear Preparation of Supplies for Sample Collection Preventing Cross-Contamination Overview of the Environmental and Equipment Monitoring Program Aseptic Swabbing Techniques Using Sponges Aseptic Swabbing Techniques Using Cotton Tip Swabs Sampling Varied Surfaces Procedures to Ship Samples Appendix A. EnviroMap Read More

Environmental Monitoring Implementation Practices and Procedures  An Aseptic Swabbing Techniques Training Program for Sampling the Environment and Equipment Environmental monitoring is an important component in a food safety program. An environmental monitoring program helps companies measure the effectiveness of contamination control measures, such as good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and sanitation in the food processing environment. A well designed environmental monitoring program can be used to detect the presence of foodborne pathogens and indicator microorganisms on food equipment, food contact surfaces, non-food contact surfaces and in the food facility environment. You play a critical role in ensuring the safety and quality of your product when you collect samples for your company’s environmental monitoring program. The food safety experts at Mérieux NutriSciences have drawn upon their knowledge of the microbial ecology of food plants to develop this training material. It is our goal to provide you with a comprehensive training program that is both practical and scientifically sound. While sampling protocols and techniques vary among companies, this program will provide you with practical guidelines to ensure best practices. The 10 part training program was also specifically designed to enable you and your manager to discuss the specific details of your sampling program. This program can be presented in a large group setting with a facilitator or in single learner sessions. A downloadable digital instructor manual and student manual is included with the program. A certificate is also included to document employee training.  Lesson Topics: Microbiological Concerns and Monitoring Importance of Employee Hygiene and Protective Gear Preparation of Supplies for Sample Collection Preventing Cross-Contamination Overview of the Environmental and Equipment Monitoring Program Aseptic Swabbing Techniques Using Sponges Aseptic Swabbing Techniques Using Cotton Tip Swabs Sampling Varied Surfaces Procedures to Ship Samples Appendix A. EnviroMap Looking for this training in Spanish? Click here. Read More

Fat, along with ash, protein, moisture, and fiber make up what are referred to as the proximate analyses in food chemistry. Proximate, meaning close or approximate, references the fact that these are tests that don’t assay for a specific molecule, but rather identify a general class of compounds by a particular characteristic.  Historically, many agricultural commodities such meats and dairy products have been traded and priced based on their fat content. Because of fat’s nutritional and commercial significance, it remains a critical element of Food Chemistry.   At the conclusion of this course you will earn a certificate of completion that you can download and keep for your records. There will also be an option to download a PDF copy of the lesson content to keep and use as a reference.  This course will be available to you for 1 year from the date of purchase. Read More

Fiber, along with ash, protein, moisture, and fat make up what are referred to as the proximate analyses in food chemistry. Proximate, meaning close or approximate, references the fact that these are tests that don’t assay for a specific molecule, but rather identify a general class of compounds by a particular characteristic.  This short course is intended to give you a basic understanding of fiber analysis and the primary testing methods used to test food for crude and dietary fiber content. At the conclusion of this course you will earn a certificate of completion that you can download and keep for your records. There will also be an option to download a PDF copy of the lesson content to keep and use as a reference.  This course will be available to you for 1 year from the date of purchase. Read More

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