Campden to host November seminar on Hepatitis E

18 Aug 2017

A Campden BRI seminar on 28 November will bring together industry experts to provide up–to–date information on several important aspects relating to Hepatitis E.

Campden to host November seminar on Hepatitis E

According to Campden BRI, Hepatitis E infection is an emerging issue in the UK and elsewhere. There has been a large increase in the numbers of confirmed non–travel related Hepatitis E infections since 2010. There is now understood to be an association between these cases with undercooked/raw pork and pork products, with pigs being recognised as a potential reservoir of HEV (Hepatitis E virus). Infectious HEV has been identified in numerous sources, including animal faeces, sewage water, inadequately–treated water, contaminated shellfish and produce, as well as animal meats.

A Campden BRI seminar on 28 November will bring together industry experts to provide up–to–date information on several important aspects relating to HEV infection, routes of transmission, methodology and the commercial/ industry perspective, including:

+ An overview of Hepatitis E in the UK and links to Europe

+ A veterinary perspective on infection in pigs

+ Hepatitis E in shellfish

+ Hepatitis E methodology/cell culture techniques

+ Hepatitis E from a commercial/industry viewpoint

+ Food Standards Agency (FSA) policy on HEV

+ HEV in fresh produce

This seminar will, says Camden, be of interest to microbiologists, food manufacturers, technical managers, quality assurance staff, food safety managers.