Campden convenes virus seminar

19 Sep 2016

Foodborne viruses present a continuing challenge to the safety of fresh produce, ready–to–eat foods and pork products, notes Campden BRI. In response, the company has organised a seminar.

Campden convenes virus seminar

Foodborne viruses present a continuing challenge to the safety of fresh produce, ready–to–eat foods and pork products, notes Campden BRI. In response, the company has organised a seminar which takes place on 24 November and which will focus on current information and the challenges posed by the main foodborne viruses, namely norovirus, hepatitis A and hepatitis E.

The seminar will, the company says, provide up–to–date knowledge and opportunities for discussion and networking with experts in the area, and will cover current priorities for foodborne virus research; updates on NoVAS (Norovirus Attribution Study) FSA funded project; challenges in methods for detection of viruses in foods; control measures related to industry settings; latest information on norovirus culturing; risks posed by hepatitis E in the pork supply chain; and an update on recent outbreaks.