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Foodborne viruses: campden BRI seminar.

Foodborne viruses (especially norovirus, and hepatitis A and E) are key 'emerging pathogens' and as such are not as fully understood as their bacterial counterparts. It is believed that viruses cause a significant number of illnesses in association with foods each year. However, the significance of viral contamination of food is not fully appreciated. Campden BRI is holding a seminar on 16th May to highlight a range of issues Event Director, Fiona Cawkell explained: This seminar will focus on aspects of these increasingly important organisms, explaining current thinking on this emerging problem and why viruses are important. Key areas to be covered include:

* Overview of the ACMSF report on foodborne viruses

* Significance of foodborne Viruses in the food chain

* Aspects of epidemiology

* Methods for detection

* Hygiene and interventions for control in the food arena

Amongst the particular issues that will be discussed are: hygiene inspection on cruise ships and norovirus contamination in shellfish."

Contact Campden BRI in tel 01386 842000 or visit www.campclenbri.co.uk
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Date:Apr 1, 2014
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