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Campden BRI News w/c 26/09

Here's your fortnightly update on the wide range of infomation and training available from Campden BRI. Practical scientific, technical, regulatory and information support for the food and drink industry.

Hot topics in food microbiology conference

Keep in touch with current and future microbiological issues affecting the safe production of food. This popular event will look at major points of concern, ‘horizon-scan’ and keep delegates up‘to’date with the latest information and understanding. The conference provides knowledge and opportunities for discussion on a wide range of microbiological matters associated with food, and will include the following:

  • Listeria
  • The role of the AW9 (British Standards Institution) Committee
  • The effect of salt reduction on the growth of spoilage bacteria
  • Whole genome sequencing and its application to food microorganism testing
  • Pathogenic Escherichia coli
  • Sensitive detection of Campylobacter jejuni
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Viruses
  • US Food Safety Modernization Act

Food allergen labelling

Although allergen labelling requirements have significantly changed, the number of costly recalls due to allergen mis-information seems to be increasing, and deaths of sensitive individuals have occurred due to food allergens in the food service sector. This seminar will focus on how to make sure you are providing accurate allergen information and are not involved in the next product recall or media frenzy due to incorrect or missing allergen information.

The seminar will also provide information for businesses wanting to take advantage of the increasing market in ‘free from’ food allergen products, and make sure that you are aware of developments in making precautionary ‘may contain’ allergen statements.

Current challenges in food microbiology

Free seminar with access to the Lab Innovations EXPO

Speed is of the essence in the production of safe food. Ongoing advances in microbiological analysis and testing of food and drink are geared towards providing manufacturers and regulators with quicker ways of producing precise results. One of the roles of microbiologists at Campden BRI is to support the industry in these endeavors. Presentations on these areas will illustrate the key subjects of focus and challenges they present.