Microbiological Food Safety

Short Course / 3 days

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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
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am to 5.30pm

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

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 1 modules:

  • 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

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

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

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
The course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
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Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years$192.60
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$72.60
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$192.60
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$72.60
Others (and Repeat Students)$642.00
Full Course Fee$642.00