News archive - Listeria and food inspection seminar - Division of Food Safety
A one day seminar on 06 June 2013 at the University of Birmingham
The seminar examines the issues associated with the investigation and detection of Listeria monocytogenes in food premises (production lines, retailers) and general food safety. New and current developments in controlling Listeria including the perspectives of food authorities, approaches followed by the industry and applied research will also be covered.
The course will look at following key areas:
- An update on Listeria developments
- Approaches to control including typical barriers and limitations
- Understanding of methodologies available for the detection of Listeria in food and food premises, their advantages and limitations and interpretation of results
- The implications of Listeria for enforcement and the industry
- Case studies and actions in the case of contraventions and/or health risks
Speakers will be from Central and Local Government, the food industry and academia.
This seminar will be of interest to EH practitioners from industry and local government, safety/quality managers from industry and food business operators.
Seminar Fee £125 per delegate (to include lunch and refreshments)
|9:30 – 9:50 ||Coffee & Registration |
|9:50 - 10:00 ||University Welcome |
Madeleine Smith, Division of Food Safety, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham.
|10:00 - 10:45 ||Listeria, Public Health England |
Andrew Fox, Public Health England (HPA)
|10:45 - 11:15 ||Listeria: case studies |
Rob Johnston, Food Water and Environmental Scientist, Public Health England (HPA)
|11:15 - 11:45 ||Coffee break |
|11:45 - 12:30 ||Reducing the risk of Listeriosis for vulnerable consumers |
Kathryn Callaghan, Senior Scientist, FSA
|12:30 - 13:00 ||Dealing with listeria in food. New developments and applications in industry. |
Panos Chanos, Antimicrobials and Antioxidants, DuPont-Danisco R&D Centre, Denmark
|13:00 - 13:45 ||Lunch |
|13:45 - 14:15 ||Approaches for detection of microorganisms in food. Advantages and limitations of techniques. |
Kostas Gkatzionis, University of Birmingham
|14:15 - 15:15 ||Listeria: case studies and enforcement |
Jane Phillips, EHO, University of Birmingham
and Gemma McClay, EHO, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
|15:15 – 16:00 ||Summary and networking |
We reserve the right to change the timetable without further notice.
For further information please contact:
Phone: (+44)(0) 121 414 9151