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Laboratory Methods (2-day workshop)

Participants receive classroom instruction and hands-on experience in a working laboratory. The program focus is on methods and procedures associated with dairy products - the more proficient a lab, the more credibility it receives.

  • Learn about new testing methods and equipment from suppliers; properly read micro plates and report counts accurately.
  • Sharpen your techniques in testing milk products for fat, solids, coliform, standard plate counts, and yeast and mold. Become acquainted on how the Mojonnier test is performed for fats and solids.
  • Hear about troubleshooting quality problems, what to look for and what would be a good laboratory-testing program to resolve quality problems.

Upcoming Session

TBD

Laboratory Methods (2-day workshop)

One Person: $595
Two or More: $595 per person

Who Should Attend?

Workshops are designed for different experience levels, including processing plant managers, supervisors, registered sanitarians, equipment operators, quality assurance personnel, plant engineers, equipment manufacturers, dairy technicians, plant personnel and employees new to the dairy or food industry

Location

All courses will be held on The Ohio State University Campus in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is accessible from all major airlines through the Columbus International Airport.

Instructors

Courses are facilitated and led by the faculty and staff experts from The Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center and QChekd Training Industry Experts. Experts from companies in the dairy industry, including Votion Enterprises, Masterleo Inc., Silliker and other speakers from regulatory agencies contribute to the training.

Lodging

Special rates are available for course participants through a block of rooms at nearby hotels, including The Blackwell Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Spring Hill Suites and Holiday Inn Express.

About The Instructors

Al Votion

Al Votion, a Registered Sanitarian, attended St. Mary’s University, in San Antonio, Texas, and has spent the past 30 years performing regulatory and training work in the dairy industry.

Valente B. Alvarez

Valente B. Alvarez, Professor and Extension Dairy Processing Specialist. He received his B.S., in Biochemical Engineering at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico City, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Food Science at Michigan State University.

Chuck Yarris

Chuck Yarris, Quality and Food Safety Director at Quality Chekd. Chuck has conducted workshops on various dairy-related topics. His background has been in both the operations and quality management of dairy and juice operations over his 35-year career in the food industry.

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