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Support for the International Conference on Microbial Risk Assessment (PA-06-15)

Investigators
Tamplin, Mark
Institutions
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
Start date
2006
End date
2006
Objective
Meeting will provide a forum for risk analysts and food safety researchers to discuss the implementation of microbial risk assessment. Scientists will be provided with a forum to share their results for further studies that will appreciably aid regulators in drafting science-based policies and aid the industry in enhancing the wholesomeness of foods.
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APPROACH: Data gaps will be filled which in turn will allow risk assessors and the industry to be better able to do their job. The products of this conference will aid ARS scientists in more effectively interfacing with U. S. food companies in adopting and implementing food processing performance criteria that control microbial hazards.

PROGRESS: 2005/10 TO 2006/09
Progress Report 4d Progress report. This report serves to document research conducted under a General Assistance type of agreement between ARS and the AS Institute Food Science and Technology. Professional activities funding was used to attend and to support the International Conference on Microbial Risk Assessment: Foodborne Hazards held in Sydney, Australia, on February 21- 23, 2006. This meeting provided a forum for risk analysts and food safety researchers to discuss the implementation of microbial risk assessment. High priority research objectives for further study that will appreciably aid regulators in drafting science-based policies and aid the industry on enhancing the wholesomeness of foods were identified. Factors that have impeded the implementation of risk assessment and the strategies for accelerating their use in establishing Acceptable Levels of Protection, Food Safety Objectives and Performance Objectives against foodborne hazards were discussed. The products of this conference support the CRIS Project by aiding scientists in more effectively interfacing with food industry in adopting and implementing food processing performance criteria that control microbial hazards.

Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
1935-42000-057-16G
Accession number
410803
Categories
Policy and Planning
Microbiological Standards and Guidelines
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Sanitation and Quality Standards