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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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

We've bundled our Safety in the Food Micro Lab and our Micro Sampling for Food Processors course for the special offer of $200 ($49.99 savings).  What's included: Micro Sampling for Food Processors - This course will provide students with an introduction into statistical sampling plans and the practical side of implementation for FDA products. Emphasis on the specific pathogens in different products will also be introduced and examined.  Safety in the Food Micro Lab Training Video- Understanding the everyday hazards present in the laboratory environment is important to keeping employees safe. This brief video provides an introductory look at possible microbiological, chemical, and physical hazards in the laboratory environment and the safety measures that can prevent accidents from occurring. This video is ideal for onboarding new employees and as refresher training for current employees. Actual retail price: $249.99 Read More

Listeria monocytogenes is one of the most most common microbiological hazards to the food industry. This microorganism may be introduced into a product or a food from the plant environment, ingredients, or as a result of poor practices during food processing. This 5-part streaming video will focus on the control of this organism in the processing environment since that’s the most common cause of contamination. A quiz packet is included with your purchase for documenting employee training and assessment. Total running time: ~45 minutes Click below for a short preview:   Read More

We've bundled our Micro Sampling for Food Processors course with our popular GMP and Lab safety training videos for the special offer of $499 ($170 savings).  What's included: Micro Sampling for Food Processors - This course will provide students with an introduction into statistical sampling plans and the practical side of implementation for FDA products. Emphasis on the specific pathogens in different products will also be introduced and examined.  Safety in the Food Micro Lab Training Video- Understanding the everyday hazards present in the laboratory environment is important to keeping employees safe. This brief video provides an introductory look at possible microbiological, chemical, and physical hazards in the laboratory environment and the safety measures that can prevent accidents from occurring. This video is ideal for onboarding new employees and as refresher training for current employees. Avoiding Microbial Cross Contamination Training Video- This video discusses sources of bacteria in food facilities such as poultry, meat, agricultural products, and people. The importance of preventing the introduction of bacteria after the kill step is also addressed as well as proper traffic routes, frock and glove changes, hand washing, rework, and the importance of separate maintenance tools for finished product areas. Employee Hygiene Practices Training Video- 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. Guidelines for Maintenance Personnel Training Video- This video addresses GMP Basics from a maintenance worker’s viewpoint, and also includes proper hygiene, frock, and hair net usage. The information is very detailed and shows real world examples of cross contamination and proper equipment repair. It also focuses on the importance of promoting food safety culture from within the maintenance department. Smart Sanitation Training Video- Sanitation is very important for consumer health and shelf life of food products. Factors considered include equipment, employees, packaging materials, excess water, floor mats, buttons/switches, rodents, and pests. Problem areas to focus on include growth niches in seams, floor cracks and drains, ledges, equipment, and absorbent materials; and a sanitation schedule is necessary. The eight steps for proper cleaning and sanitation are taught in this video. Actual retail price: $699.99 Read More

This course will provide students with an introduction into statistical sampling plans and the practical side of implementation for FDA products. Emphasis on the specific pathogens in different products will also be introduced and examined.  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.  The learning modules and all resources will be open to you for 1 year from the date of purchase.   Read More

We've bundled our popular Environmental Monitoring Implementation Practices and Procedures Program with the Listeria Controls in Food Processing Facilities training video and Micro Sampling for Food Processors course for the special offer of $575 ($100 savings).  What's included: Environmental Monitoring Implementation Practices and Procedures Training Program (English version only)- 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. 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. Micro Sampling for Food Processors - This course will provide students with an introduction into statistical sampling plans and the practical side of implementation for FDA products. Emphasis on the specific pathogens in different products will also be introduced and examined.  Listeria Controls in Food Processing Facilities Training Video- Listeria monocytogenes is one of the most most common microbiological hazards to the food industry. This microorganism may be introduced into a product or a food from the plant environment, ingredients, or as a result of poor practices during food processing. This 5-part streaming video will focus on the control of this organism in the processing environment since that’s the most common cause of contamination. A quiz packet is included with your purchase for documenting employee training and assessment. Original Retail Price: $675.00 Read More

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