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Norovirus Seminar: Current Knowledge of Contamination of the UK Food Supply Chain

: 28 Sep 2018

: Chipping Campden, United Kingdom

Sector: Food & Beverage

Type: Seminar


The seminar will:

  • Present new, unseen, data on norovirus in the UK food chain. The data was collected during a Food Standards Agency funded project, part of which involved gathering norovirus data on shellfish (oysters), salad leaves and soft berry fruits sold in UK retailers.
     
  • Involve presentations from expert speakers:

    • - The Norovirus Attribution Study (NoVAS), Prof. Sarah O’Brien (University of Liverpool)

      - A One Year Survey of Norovirus in UK Oysters Collected at the Point of Sale, Dr. James Lowther (CEFAS)

      - Prevalence of Norovirus in produce sold at retail in the United Kingdom, Dr. Nigel Cook (Jorvik Food and Environmental Virology)

      - Prevalence of NoV in the catering environment in outbreak and non-outbreak premises, Dr. Nicola Elviss (Public Health England)

      - Measuring Norovirus capsid integrity for predicting infectivity and determining the origins of Norovirus RT-qPCR signals, Dr. Angus Knight

      - What should we do now?, Martin D’Agostino (Campden BRI), includes a round table workshop/discussion


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Visit www.campdenbri.co.uk/norovirus-seminar.php for registration
Venue

Chipping Campden
United Kingdom


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