The Food and Airborne Fungi and Mycotoxins Short Course is designed to introduce participants to a basic understanding of molds, yeasts, and mycotoxins that may occur in foods and in processing environments. The short course is delivered in a classroom and laboratory environment and includes a mixture of theory, demonstrations, and laboratory activities. Participants will develop a detailed understanding of the methods used to isolate, detect, and identify food and airborne fungi and mycotoxins. The program also provides a basic understanding of the ecology of fungi in foods and processing environments.
This short course is intended for those who work with food and environmental microbiology issues, including food scientists, microbiologists, quality management and food processing personnel, and health regulatory officials.