Dairy Lab for Improved Quality

May 10, 2016 through May 11, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm

This two-day workshop focuses on classroom and hands-on exposure to laboratory methods and procedures in a working dairy laboratory. Testing is centered on all dairy products. You will learn about new testing methods and equipment, micro plating techniques and reading/reporting plates properly, environmental sampling procedures and techniques, sample preparation methods, troubleshooting quality problems, techniques in testing milk products for fat, solids and other chemistry tests (including actually running a Babcock test), and sensory evaluation of dairy products.

You Will Learn
New and proven testing methods and equipment from suppliers and industry experts, how to properly prepare & test samples and interpret results accurately. As well as:

  • Techniques and methods needed for accurate dairy product analysis both microbiologically and physically
  • The benefits of the split sample program
  • How to interpret split sample results
  • Environmental sampling procedures and techniques
  • Sanitation swabbing

Course Fee
The cost to attend is $695 per person by the registration deadline of April 26. This fee covers instruction, manual, lunch, and certificate. After the deadline, the registration cost is $745. Optional parking passes are $7.00 per day. If parking on the OSU campus, a parking pass is required.

Class sessions are held on The Ohio State University campus. Room location TBD.

There are many nearby hotels on Olentangy River Rd. A few that include shuttle to OSU are Hampton Inn & Suites,Hilton Garden Inn, and Springhill Suites. Additional options can be found here: go.osu.edu/hotels.




Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received before May 3 to receive a partial refund. There is a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after May 3 or for no-shows.

In the event of a low attendee registration or weather emergency, the Food Industries Center will reschedule or cancel the course. If a course cancellation occurs, a refund will be given in the amount of the registration fee. 

Substitution Policy 
Substitutions are permitted, but please notify us as soon as possible so that materials can be properly identified.