Short courses


first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia food scientists will share their knowledge with food industry representatives during two upcoming short courses set for July.The first course, In-Plant Control of Microbial Contamination for Ready-to-Eat Foods, will be held July 12-13. The second course, Meat and Poultry Marination, is set for July 18-20. Both courses will be presented by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and will be held on the main UGA campus in Athens, Ga. During the microbial contamination course, UGA food scientists will show how to use microbial test results to anticipate potential plant problems. Industry specific examples will be used to demonstrate how plants can save money and increase profits through plotting and analyzing statistical data.The class is designed for ready-to-eat food industry personnel and will feature UGA faculty, Arthur Liang of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s food safety office and Jeff Kornacki of Kornacki Food Safety Associates.The marination short course will cover such topics as functional ingredients and delivery systems, browning agents and smoke flavors, coating systems, packaging and herbs and spices for flavor and visual effects. The course is designed for plant managers, supervisors and operations managers, as well as those who work with new product development, food safety and quality assurance.Participants will also learn through hands-on laboratory lessons and pilot plant activities.Lead instructors for this course will be UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences food scientists Romeo Toledo, Estes Reynolds, Rakesh Singh, William Hurst and James Daniels. The registration deadline is July 3 for the microbial course and July 7 for the marination course. For more information or to register, call Marian Wendinger at (706) 542-2574, e-mail her at [email protected] or visit the registration Web site at www.EFSonline.uga.edu. (Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Unwanted record awaits Warriors


first_imgA loss at Leichhardt Oval will make it nine-straight defeats for the Kiwi franchise, setting a new record for their worst run ever in a single season, and confirming they will finish their 2017 season without a win in three months of football. While some players this week said they weren’t aware of the record, and others brushed it off, playmaker Ata Hingano confronted the issue with refreshing honesty.”It definitely gets to you, especially with the scenario going on with the club. We have got to get a win this week, because if not there’s that nine-game losing streak and history for the club,” Hingano told NRL.com.”It does kick in a lot more when you find out those sorts of things.  “I know for each one of us there is drive too, because we don’t want to be the club that everyone looks down on.”It does motivate you, and so it should, we have got one more week, one last game, to prove ourselves and get on the right foot for next year.”We have got a lot to prove.”The Warriors will head into the final round of the regular season off the back of a heartbreaking defeat to the Manly Sea Eagles, which saw them blow a seven-point lead with five minutes to go and lose 22-21 in golden point. But coach Stephen Kearney said he had no concerns about his side’s attitude or confidence levels ahead of Sunday’s match.”At the time it [the Manly loss] was obviously pretty disappointing, but they have come back in with a high spirit,” Kearney said.”Their attitude and their energy has been wonderful given the circumstances.”They did a lot of things right on Sunday, what they didn’t do right ultimately cost us the game in the end, so it was about making sure that they understood that.”last_img read more