Washington State University

Food Safety Extension & Research

Food Microbiology

Course Program

First day (8:30AM-5:00PM)
Second day (8:30 AM – 2:00 PM)

History of Food Microbiology
Bacteria/Yeast/Mold/ Virus
Growth Factors for microorganisms
Instrinsic/Extrinsic Factors for microbial growth
Water activity/pH//Temp/Oxygen
Gram Negative bacteria
-Coliforms/Fecal Coliforms
Gram Positive bacteria
-Spore forming bacteria
-Lactic acid bacteria
Importance of Spore forming bacteria in food Details for Foodborne pathogens Pathogenesis and importance of

  • Norovirus
  • STEC and E. coli O157:H7
  • Salmonella/Listeria monocytogenes/Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vibrio/Yersinia/Shigella/Campylobacter
  • Bacillus cereus/Clostridium spp./Alicyclobacillus

Media preparation/Petrifilm Detection Methods

  • FDA BAM methods
  • Rapid Detection Methods
  • DNA Based methods
  • Immunoassay Based methods
  • Total microorganisms
  • Coliforms/E.coli
  • Yeast/Mold
  • Foodborne Pathogens

Control Methods
Hurdle Technology to control pathogens

Textbooks will be provided.

Food Safety Microbiology for Industry

We update the site regularly, please contact Cathy Blood,, if you have any questions.

Please review conference policies below.

Courses run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm the first day
8:30 am to 3:00 pm the second day

Check-in starts at 8 am the first day.

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations will be accepted until 3 days to the course, and the registration fee, less $75 will be refunded. After that time, no refunds will be made for cancellations.

Substitution Policy

Substitutions will be allowed at any time. For additional information please contact our office at 509-335-2845,

Payment Policy

Your registration is not final until full payment is received. We accept check, Visa, or MasterCard. Course materials will only be available for paid attendees.

If you have problems with registration, please contact Cathy Blood via email:

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