MOCON announces 2011 free webinar series

MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) has announced the 2011 schedule of its free popular educational webinars.

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This year's tutorials include a variety of package permeation, food safety, shelf life and market-specific (beverage, medical device/pharma) topics.

“Because MOCON's instruments are used to address a broad array of critical performance issues, we wanted to put together a robust educational program that could be used by brand owners and laboratories worldwide to better manage package and food safety decisions,” explained Guy Wray, marketing manager, MOCON.

Each webinar will be taught by a subject area expert with significant experience in the topic. Presenters typically speak for 30-40 minutes, supported by online graphics, charts, key information, photographs, etc. After the formal part of the presentation, participants are able to ask questions. Dates and topics are:

Mar 9: Food Safety: Same Day Analysis/Results for Food Product Bacteria Screening
Apr 13: Using Sensory and Instrument Approaches for Off-Odor/Aroma Detection
May 11: Case Study: Food Product Shelf Life
Jun 8: Introduction to Modified Atmosphere Packaging I
Jul 13: Introduction to Modified Atmosphere Packaging II
Aug 10: Testing Solutions for Beverage Applications
Sep 14: New Demands on Medical Device/Pharmaceutical Testing
Oct 12: Oxygen Transmission Rate Testing for High Barrier Materials
Nov 9: Shelf-life Studies: Basics
Dec 10: Shelf-life Studies: Advanced

MOCON's regular monthly internet seminar series begins at 10 a.m. Central (U.S.) time on the respective day. Click here to view class details and registration information. When the registration is confirmed, participants will be given a link to access the online visual presentation. Audio can be accessed either as VOIP or by call-in telephone number.

“Today, more than ever, it is important for companies to deliver package performance and conduct food safety testing in an efficient, accurate, cost-effective manner. Knowing how to effectively integrate instrumentation into your quality program is a critical part of the process,” Wray said.
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