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What you need to know about the new ISO 16140-3 microbiological method verification


This on-demand webinar introduces the new EN ISO 16140-3 on the verification of methods in food microbiology. This standard provides the protocols and criteria to demonstrate that a user laboratory can satisfactorily perform a validated method and that this method is fit for its intended purpose. The standard includes considerations about method and laboratory scope, number of replicates, sample inoculation as well as the evaluation and interpretation of results to confirm that the method is well implemented and aligned with the food matrices analyzed in the user laboratory.

The webinar is intended for microbiological laboratory managers, technicians, and quality assurance teams.


Barbara Gerten


Senior Scientist

She has over 30 years of industrial microbiology experience. Barbara is active in different ISO/CEN/IDF committees including the ISO Working Group ‘Method validation’ and Head of the German Delegation of ISO/TC34/SC9 and CEN/TC463. She is Chair of the German DIN NAL Working Group ‘Microbiology of the Food Chain’.

David Tomás Fornés


He focuses on microbiological methods that ensure food safety and participates as an expert in several ISO and CEN technical committees developing reference methods for food microbiology. David is a technical auditor of the Spanish Accreditation Body (ENAC). He worked on microbiological method development and validation at the Nestlé Research Center and was head of an ISO 17025 accredited microbiological and molecular laboratory.

Andreas Bubert


Senior Product Manager Culture Media Food & Beverage

He has a PhD in molecular microbiology and over 20 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry. He is a member of AOAC RI Advisory Council, the German VAAM and has authored over 40 publications.

Webinar Information

Microbiological testing

Food and beverage testing and manufacturing

  • Duration:60min

  • Language:English

  • Presented: Mon, February 1, 2021