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Michael Brodsky

Michael Brodsky, Keynote Speaker at Compliance Key INC. He has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 42 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA), the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and AOAC International. He serves as Co-Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC OMA and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Method for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology. He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and is Vice-chair of the CALA Board of Directors.

 Webinar Id: LSHCTMBI004
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 Duration 60 mins

The Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)

Total coliforms are a group of related bacteria that are (with few exceptions) not harmful to humans, but are found in human waste (sewage). A variety of microbial pathogens in sewage can potentially cause health problems if humans ingest them. EPA no longer considers enumeration of total coliforms a useful indicator of other pathogens for drinking water. Total coliforms are used to determine the adequacy of water treatment and the inte........

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 Webinar Id: LSHCIMBI004
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 Duration 60 mins

Is it Method Verification or Validation, or Just Semantics?

This Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025 for laboratory accreditation. Quantitative and Qualitative methods have different performance measurement requirements and require different statistical analyses. Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical req........

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 Webinar Id: LSHCMBI003
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 Duration 60 mins

ISO/ IEC 17025:2017 Update: Everything Old is New Again

Many laboratories have successfully developed and implementing a functional quality management system that not only complies with the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but also meets their needs. Some are still struggling to get accredited and even those already accredited still have issues as evidenced by the number of non-conformances cited during the subsequent biannual audits. Have the rules changed? What a........

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 Webinar Id: LSHCMBI002
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 Duration 60 mins

Is it Method Verification or Validation, or Just Semantics

This Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025 for laboratory accreditation. Quantitative and Qualitative methods have different performance measurement requirements and require different statistical analyses. Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical req........

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 Webinar Id: LSHCMBI001
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 Duration 60 mins

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Update: Everything Old is New Again

Many laboratories have successfully developed and implementing a functional quality management system that not only complies with the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but also meets their needs. Some are still struggling to get accredited and even those already accredited still have issues as evidenced by the number of non-conformances cited during the subsequent biannual audits. Have the rules changed? What a........

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 Webinar Id: LSHCMB001
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 Duration 90 mins

Understanding and implementing an effective laboratory Quality Management System to comply with ISO/IEC 17025

QMS is the catch phrase for accreditation and is the backbone of ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005. Accreditation to international standards is being becoming the norm in the global analytical community. Although essentially voluntary, there are many jurisdictions that now require food and environmental laboratories to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 in order to participate in regulatory programs. Many laboratories struggle with developing and........

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 Webinar Id: CR0011
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 Duration 60 mins

Bioterrorism, Food Fraud and Food Security - A Cultural Conundrum

Intentional contamination or adulteration of food is a reality. We will review some examples of the dire consequences of adulteration ostensibly for economic gain This webinar will also discuss the potential threats of using food as biological weapon and the actions food companies can take to mitigate and minimize the risks of food bioterrorism.

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 Webinar Id: FD0003
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 Duration 60 mins

Verification or Validation of Methods in Food Microbiology

The Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 for a microbiology laboratory accreditation

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 Webinar Id: FD0002
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 Duration 60 mins

Measurement Uncertainty in Microbiology

The Webinar will discuss the concept and application of uncertainty of measurement (MU) as required by ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 for laboratory accreditation, from a practical microbiological perspective, using unambiguous language with useful examples.

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