Food Sampling Techniques

Course Duration: 5 Days

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Introduce participants to new food sampling techniques
  • Explain established methodology for collecting food samples
  • Highlight both aspects of food sampling – Biological and Chemical
  • Have confidence in the interpretation of test results
  • Identify further technical knowledge necessary in food sampling

Who Should Attend?

This advanced training course targets Food Safety and Hygiene Auditors, Inspectors, Personnel, Supervisors and Managers working in Food Control Sections in Municipalities, Government Agencies, Catering Companies, Restaurants, Farms and other Food Related Industries.


This 5 day training program will cover:

  • Introduction
  • Sample collection techniques
  • Sample preparation and dispatch
  • Sampling tools and containers
  • Sampling plans for prepackaged foods (AQL 6.5)
  • Exercises on the application of sampling plans for prepackaged foods
  • Sampling plans for microbiological analysis
  • Case studies for microbiological sampling
  • Gulf standards for microbiological sampling of food
  • Exercises on sampling plans for microbiological analysis
  • Collecting of samples for microbiological analysis
  • Risk based sampling
  • Summary
  • Closing discussions

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