Quality Associates

Listeria Management

Listeria management is, for many foods, a critical component of manufacturing safe foods. Learn how to effectively control Listeria in every situation, including high-care.

Course Length

1 Day

Industry Best Practice Training

Course Outline

This course will provide an understanding of the characteristics of Listeria monocytogenes, explore the sources, harbourage sites, areas of vulnerability, hot spots, and the risk minimisation strategies to implement an effective Listeria control plan. It will provide insights into how to critically assess your own manufacturing facility and to develop effective Listeria control strategies.


Upon successful completion of assessment, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for all Quality Assurance staff.

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Identify the morphology of Listeria monocytogenes
1.2 Identify the growth characteristics of Listeria monocytogenes 1.3 Identify the occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes
1.4 Understand the health impacts and risks
2.1 Identify the sources, harbourage sites, areas of vulnerability in the plant
2.2 Develop risk mitigation strategies addressing physical barriers, equipment and facility risks
2.3 Identify good personnel practices
2.4 Apply risk assessments and implement controls
3.1 Develop and implement monitoring programs
3.2 Validate the effectiveness of the cleaning and sanitation program
3.3 Develop the processes for the investigation of contamination when Listeria is detected


There are no prerequisites, however, it is recommended that you complete Introduction to Food Microbiology first or equivalent course.

About Us

Quality Associates is a well-established business with significant Tier 1 retail and manufacturing clients. The Quality Associates Team, lead by our Director Dr Andreas Klieber have over 50 years experience here in Australia and around the world. We have vast experience in FMCG, food production, horticulture, food technology, supply chain management and food service.

What Our Customers Say

The training was extremely beneficial and has assisted us in initiating facility and process modifications, now that there is a better understanding across the teams of how listeria behaves. This course was particularly helpful in giving people context around this microbe and also the confidence in understanding what they can do in their everyday role to help manage the risks.
Phoebe Dowling
National Quality Manager, Simplot


Your Statement of Completion will be sent to you upon successful completion and payment.

For any course-related queries, please email customer support at training@qualityassociates.com.au.

No, all assessments are included in this course.