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The scientific area of industrial microbiology encompasses the use of microorgasms in the manufacturing of food or industrial products. The microorganisms used in industrial processes may be natural isolates, laboratory selected mutants or genetically engineered organisms. The people who ensure quality control/quality assurance in this area within food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries are bench technicians who have studied Biotechnology Technician – Industrial Microbiology.
Centennial College’s nationally-accredited program in this field provides thorough practical training in industrial microbiology as well as chemistry – analytical, organic and biochemistry. To apply for the two-year program, which results in an Ontario College Diploma, you must first meet some prerequisites. Centennial College expects students applying for the Biotechnology Technician – Industrial Microbiology undertaking to present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Also required is completion of the following: Compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent and Math 11M or U or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. Please note that students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. Lastly, students who test at an advanced level may be accelerated directly into MATH-176 in semester 1 and MATH-186 in semester 2. Those taking MATH-140 will have the opportunity to complete MATH-186 between semesters 2 and 3.
Once you are in the program, you will cover a wide range of topics that include: chemistry and organic chemistry, occupational health and safety, microcomputer applications for technology, microbiology and its techniques, food microbiology, mathematics and statistics and many more. Many of these courses include hands-on learning in a laboratory setting. During these lab sessions, laboratory techniques that include appropriate safety procedures are extensively highlighted. Eight up-to-date laboratories and modern wireless lecture rooms are used for facilitating the program. A special feature of Centennial College’s Biotechnology Technician – Industrial Microbiology is a project approach, with independently designed microbiology projects that enhance your problem-solving and research skills. As an added feature, training is provided in Occupational Health and Safety, WHMIS, GMP and HACCP.
By the time you graduate from Biotechnology College, you will have picked up many employable skills. The first major skill set is being able to isolate, enumerate and identify microorganisms from many types of samples (water, soil, air, your body, and food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products). This is a huge part of the job, as is preparing specimens for staining and becoming an expert light-microscopist, which you will also learn. These tasks goes hand-in-hands with proficiently handling materials and instruments such as pH and BOD meters, Gas Chromatographs, spectrophotometers (regular/IR/UV), HPLC’s etc. Lastly, you’ll have the knowledge to prepare microbiological media and reagents; culture pathogenic microbes; and design and perform your own microbiology experiments.
This Biotechnology Technician – Industrial Microbiology program is also a nationally accredited program by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, which has deemed it as having met the national technology accreditation requirements. Lastly, the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT ) recognizes the Biotechnology Technician – Industrial Microbiology program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category.
Dr. Norman Borlaug, Nobel Laureate and leader of the Green Revolution, shares his views on the benefits and safety of genetically modified crops to increase food production while preserving the environment. www.monsanto.com
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To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the exposure of children, workers, and consumers to toxic chemical substances.
To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the exposure of children, workers, and consumers to toxic chemical substances.The BiblioGov Project is an effort to expand awareness of the public documents and records of the U.S. Government via print publications. In broadening the public understanding of government and its work, an enlightened democracy can grow and prosper. Ranging from historic Congressional Bills to the most recent Budget of the United States Government, the BiblioGov Project spans a wealth of government information. These works are now made available through an environmentally friendly, print-on-demand basis, using only what is necessary to meet the required demands of an interested public. We invite you to learn of the records of the U.S. Government, heightening the knowledge and debate that can lead from such publications.
Japan's intention to withdraw, "Chemical Substances Control Law" Notice – Japan, chemical substances – chemical industry
SINGAPORE Bloomberg, the Japanese Ministry of Economy February 5, 2010 bulletin issued G/TBT/N/JPN/325, title: the abolition of “Chemical Substances Control Law” notice.
The notice said that because of their non-biological degradation of PCBs, high bioaccumulation and chronic toxicity, and based on “Chemical Substances Control Act,” designated chemical substances included in the list I substances, so PCBs Benzene is a harmful substance. To prevent the product from the use of PCBs pollution generated, based on “Chemical Substances Control Act,” the Cabinet Order No. 3, the following will be designated as a ban on the import of products.
1. Lubricating oil, hydraulic oil, adhesives (from plants and animals other than media), putty, block, or ceiling, paint (except the water into the paint) and filler, heating or cooling equipment (the heat carrier liquid), containing oil, paper capacitors power transformers containing oil condenser, aircraft equipment used for the exchange / replacement of foreign production of these products, the organic layer or air conditioner condenser [products and those who exchange / replacement of the product specifications or the same type (containing more than 0.005% PCBs, and its capacity more than 0.051 products excluded)].
2. Lubricating oil, hydraulic oil, adhesives (from plants and animals other than media), putty, filler blocks, or ceiling, use of airplane fuselage or the wings of [products and those for the exchange / replacement of foreign exchange products / replacement product specifications or the same type (containing more than 0.005% PCBs, and its capacity more than 0.051 products excluded)].
3. Lubricating oil, hydraulic oil, adhesives (from plants and animals other than media), putty, block, or ceiling, paint (except the water into the paint) and filler, heating or cooling equipment (the heat carrier liquid), containing oil, paper capacitors power transformers containing oil condenser, aircraft or related equipment used in line with international standards of organic coating condenser, air conditioner or TV [products and those who exchange / replacement product specifications or the same type (containing more than 0.005% PCBs, and its capacity more than 0.051 products excluded)].
Proposed date of the notice: May 2010. The proposed effective date: November 2010. Final date for comments: April 3, 2010.
In addition, Japan G/TBT/N/JPN/326 bulletin, entitled: Amending the Ministry of Economy, “on the rational use of energy bills,” the implementation of the regulations and provincial award notice. Related to the computer and disk storage devices. Accordance with the “rational use of energy bill” It is for the amendment, the first four products listed in the scope, reach the goal of the standard fiscal year, energy consumption standards (energy efficiency) will be revised. The proposed date for the March 2010. The proposed effective date in April 2010. Grace period the label about a year to achieve the objectives of the standard fiscal year: 2011 fiscal year. Final date for comments: March 24, 2010.
G/TBT/N/JPN/328 bulletin. Economic, Trade and Industry on the management of product safety requirements specified Ministerial Ordinance, “Consumer Product Safety Act.” Involving: (A) household pressure cooker and autoclave, add some pressure to prevent any person covered under the technical requirements to open a pressure cooker. (B) (car, bicycle) helmet, so that technical requirements and relevant international rules. Intends to grant the proposed effective date of the March 31, 2010. Grace period to September 30, 2010 date. Final date for March 24, 2010.