Campden to host STEC seminar

21 Feb 2017

A Campden BRI seminar, to be held on 12 May, will feature presentations from the FSA, Public Health England and other professional bodies. It will include an overview of surveillance, outbreaks and recent developments.

Campden to host STEC seminar

Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia. coli (STEC) have become a key area of concern for the food industry, according to Campden BRI, with incidences associated with the ‘Big 6’ serotypes now being reported. Interventions to control this situation are important, the company says, noting that the Food Standards Agency has produced a new revised guidance document to assist with this.

A Campden BRI seminar, to be held on 12 May, will feature presentations from the FSA, Public Health England and other professional bodies. It will include an overview of surveillance, outbreaks and recent developments; methods – ISO method and interpretation; RELU E. coli O157 project (reducing risk in rural communities); a manufacturer’s response to STEC; the FSA O157 guidance document explained; and alternative methods effective in controlling the risk of E. coli O157.