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24th February 2016  Content supplied by: bioMérieux (Industry)

Symposium: How to Manage Viruses in the Food Industry

During this years' IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety, Dr Fabienne LOISY-HAMON, (bioMérieux Industry) and other specialists in food virology will host a special session bringing you detailed information on foodborne viruses and ways to better manage them in your own industry.

Although human viruses are a major cause of foodborne illness worldwide, the way of managing this foodborne issue is still not well understood. In this symposium, three speakers with expertise in foodborne virus risks will provide the audience with information and practical approaches on the challenges faced in the management of foodborne viruses.

Attendees will learn about the risk of viruses all along the food chain and will gain insights into the best practices for their control. An overview of the situation in Europe will be addressed, incorporating new methodologies for their detection and control. In addition, the way of implementing virus testing in food will be discussed, highlighting the challenges when embarking on a routine testing regime. Regulatory considerations and successes from implementing virus testing in the food industry will be also detailed.

Finally, methods of inactivating viruses in food and the impact of various technologies will be also covered.

It is anticipated that attendees will be better equipped to address the viral risk in their products after attending the symposium. They will have a better understanding of how susceptible their food is to viral contamination, how foodborne viruses issues can be part of a food safety plan, how reliable methods are in preventing viral contamination and how efficient food processes are on virus elimination.

This session will be held on May 12, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, as part of the IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety, Athens, Greece.

Contact bioMérieux Industry to find out more: www.biomerieux-industry.com



Date Published: 24th February 2016

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