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Norovirus seminar: Current knowledge of contamination of the UK food supply chain

Seminar: Friday 28 September 2018
Campden BRI, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LD, UK


Members of Campden BRI: £350 + VAT
Non–members: £450 + VAT

Group discounts available on request. Contact Sian Twinning


Summary

Noroviruses (NoV) are a major cause of infectious diarrhoea and vomiting and can lead to outbreaks of gastroenteritis. Like other organisms that affect the gut, NoV can be passed from person to person, or be picked up from a contaminated environment or through eating contaminated food.

How much contaminated food contributes to occurrence of norovirus infections has not been precisely determined. This is because there have been very few extensive surveys of foods for the presence of noroviruses and until recently, none have been performed in the UK. Prevalence data for at-risk food is needed to help industry develop its understanding of this virus.

The seminar will

Key benefits of attending

An understanding of the prevalence of norovirus in the UK food supply chain is essential if risk mitigation strategies are to be understood and acted upon. Data relating to the presence of norovirus in oysters, salad leaves and soft berry fruits sold at retail will be presented, as well as data relating to norovirus in the catering environment.

Who should attend?

Technical managers / microbiologists / stakeholders in the related food industries e.g. shellfish, fresh produce and catering / retail.

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Event directors: Fiona Cawkell, Martin D’Agostino



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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