CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) is conducting a skill development programme for microbial food safety and fermentation in July 2019.
The programme will focus on two important areas of food microbiology- a) microbial food safety and b) microbial fermentations. It targets those young minds who are interested in working on microbial food safety, hygiene and quality assurance in food related industries and those who would like to take up microbial fermentation for the production of value added products.
Hands-on-training in microbial analysis of foods (minimally processed, dairy products, cereal based products, fruit beverages etc.) and handling of bioreactor/fermenter for the production of microbial- based products (eg. wine, metabolites, macromolecules, etc.) will be provided during the course.
The course is unique as it brings both microbial safety aspects of food as well as fermentation on the same platform. It is designed to include conventional as well as advanced techniques in the field of microbiology.
CFTRI highlights that the course would provide a number of job opportunities in the future such as Quality control managers, Lab technicians/assistants , Shift engineers, Food safety consultants, Entrepreneurs in microbial food safety testing laboratories, to name a few.