Campylobacter: a shared responsibility - Webinar
Understand more about Campylobacter and the steps the industry is taking to reduce the number of food-borne incidents in consumers.
Campylobacter is a major cause of food borne illness in the UK, causing over a quarter of a million people each year to become ill and costs the UK economy £900 million. It has been clear for some time that a multi disciplinary approach is required involving producers, processors, retailers and the consumer in tackling this harmful organism.
This webinar focuses on the recent advances in understanding Campylobacter, along with the challenges faced by each component of the food supply chain (from farm to consumer) in reducing the number of Campylobacter incidents in humans.
Why should you view this Campylobacter webinar?
- To understand more about the Campylobacter bacteria and why it is so difficult to eradicate
- To find out more about the practices being put into place by the industry
- To gain an understanding of why it should be a shared responsibility amongst the industry and also the consumer
You should view this Campylobacter webinar if you are a:
- Food producer
- Food processor
- Food retailer
Presented by Yvonne Wood, Operations Manager for Intertek's Derby facility. Yvonne is a specialist microbiologist with over 25 years’ experience in the poultry industry. She initially trained as a medical microbiologist at the Hull Royal Infirmary and graduated in 1986. Yvonne moved into the poultry industry in 1980 working as working as a microbiologist for Hillsdown Foods who later became Moorland Poultry. In 1988 Yvonne moved to the Nigel Horrox Veterinary Group (a specialist poultry group) to help set up and obtain NAMAS (now UKAS) accreditation for Northern Hygiene Laboratories of which she was appointed Technical Director. At this time food testing was in its embryonic stage and NHVG/NHL was instrumental in developing methods for eradicating pathogens such as Salmonella enteritidis in poultry flocks. It was during this embryonic stage that tests were developed for Campylobacter and the first ISO was issued of which NHL was part of the verification process. Yvonne then worked as Quality Director and in various Operations roles within 3 leading contract laboratories prior to being recruited by Intertek to set up their new laboratory facility in Derby.
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