Microbiological Food Safety (MFS)

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 21 hours / TGS-2023025461

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Rapid microbiological methods provide a fast and cost-effective alternative, allowing companies to perform the bulk of their microbiological testing in-house. These methods allow for significantly reduced costs through the establishment of low-cost laboratories and the application of simple methods that can be performed by personnel without extensive laboratory experience or training.

ISO 22000:2018 is a food safety management system (FSMS) used by organizations across the food chain to help deliver food that is safe for consumers.

Rapid microbiological methods using 3MTM PetrifilmTM Rapid Plates will reduce the waiting time for results, are easy to interpret, accurate and simple. 3MTM PetrifilmTM Count Plates are accredited with AOAC, ISO 16140 & AFNOR certification.

Those responsible for food safety and quality in food manufacturing and food service industry

  • Food technologists
  • Food regulatory and compliance managers
  • Food safety and quality analysts
  • Production supervisors

Learning Outcomes

Course participants will gain insights on how food pathogens gain entry into and grow on food products or food processing chain, and the implementation of ISO 22000:2018 to safeguard food safety. Through hands-on practical sessions, participants will also gain confidence in developing in-house food testing procedures to conduct microbiological food testing on their own food products using Rapid microbiological methods.


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 21 hours
Time: 9am to 5pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

  • Foodborne pathogens and their point of entry into the food processing and food service chain
  • ISO 22000:2018 and its implementation through conducting gap analysis
  • Conducting validation and verification process in compliance with ISO 22000:2018 FSMS
  • 3MTM PetrifilmTM methods for detection of Salmonella, E. coli, coliforms, lactic acid bacteria, total aerobic count and yeasts and molds

Trainer's Profile

Dr Wyane Lee Forday

Dr. Wayne Lee Forday is a Senior Advisor in the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology. He has over 30 years of experience in education, training, research and manufacturing.


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for those responsible for food safety and quality in food manufacturing and food service industry such as food technologists, food regulatory and compliance managers, food safety and quality analysts or production supervisors.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Jul 2023 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

GST Increment in 2024
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$654.00
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $196.20
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $76.20
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $76.20
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $196.20
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $76.20
Others (and Repeat Students)$654.00