October 8, 2020

Sampling Practices for Accurate Test Results

Online November 19, 2020 | $699 nonmembers – $599 members | Organizational Member discounts

The reliability and significance of results in testing for the presence or absence of food- and water-borne microbial contaminants is dependent not only on the performance and sensitivity of the test method itself, but also on the sampling practices employed. Sampling practices influence the validity and usefulness of all results that stem from any subsequent testing.

AOAC is holding a training course that will introduce theoretical considerations for the reliable collection of test samples and the practical applications for testing water, soil amendments, fresh produce, and grains for several highly pathogenic microbial contaminants.