Microbiological Food Safety

Providing science-based guidance on microbial issues for more efficient food safety systems

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Objectives

The Task Force aims at facilitating the development of harmonised, science-based approaches to predict and prevent risks. Those approaches may serve as decision-making support for regulators and food industry. Reviewing the existing knowledge on current and (re-)emerging pathogen behaviour and ecology is also key.

The Task Force will also try to answer the reason why the pathogens persist by detecting and typing methods, as well as reviewing potential control options available.

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* Scientific Advisors

Contact Information

For more detailed information, please contact Konrad Korzeniowski at kkorzeniowski@ilsieurope.be

Activity Overview

Microbiological risk-based decision tool for use of dried spices and herbs, dried vegetables, and dried fruits in foods - Ongoing -

Objectives

Expert group on Microbiological risk-based decision tool for use of dried spices and herbs, dried vegetables, and dried fruits in foods. The objective is to identify the microbiological hazards associated with dried spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Provide a review of the current state of knowledge regarding the incidence and prevalence of foodborne pathogens in dried spices, vegetables, and fruits and how they get contaminated.

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Microbiological risk-based decision tool for use of dried spices and herbs, dried vegetables, and dried fruits in foods

Background and Objectives

Expert group on Microbiological risk-based decision tool for use of dried spices and herbs, dried vegetables, and dried fruits in foods. The objective is to identify the microbiological hazards associated with dried spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Provide a review of the current state of knowledge regarding the incidence and prevalence of foodborne pathogens in dried spices, vegetables, and fruits and how they get contaminated.

Output

This activity will result in a developing a practical risk-based decision tool for the use of dried spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits for food safety and research & development professionals, including food industry examples.

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Multimedia

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'Cronobacter in the Spotlight: New Insights Into a Known Organism'
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'Processing Environment Monitoring in Low Moisture Foods Production: Setting Up a Meaningful Program'
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‘Practical guidance for validation studies: from start to finish’
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'Foodborne Viruses: Detection, Risk Assessment, and Control Options in Food Processing’
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‘The Integration of Omics in Microbiological Risk Assessment’
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‘Assessment of Microbial Risk for Fresh Produce’
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‘Relevance of Microbial End-Product Testing in Food Safety Management’
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Completed Expert Groups

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