Hepatitis E seminar
Seminar: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Campden BRI, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LD, UK
Members of Campden BRI: £325 + VAT
Non–members: £435 + VAT
Group discounts available on request. Contact Marcelle Cowley
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.
Key benefits of attending
This seminar brings 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.
The event will include the following:
- 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
Who should attend?
Microbiologists, food manufacturers, technical managers, quality assurance staff, food safety managers.
Event director: Fiona Cawkell
Please note that copies of the presentations will not be available on the day but will be emailed within a few days of the event as an electronic download in PDF format.
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