Reducing the risk of food borne pathogen outbreaks - Webinar

The increasing risk of microbiological contamination in food is a constantly evolving challenge for food manufacturers.


With the global food supply chain ever expanding, the challenge of microbiological contamination is constantly evolving. Food businesses along the chain need to ensure that their products are safe in order to protect the consumer, their brand and their business.

This webinar focuses on the microbiological tests food businesses can undertake to minimise the risk of an outbreak and avoid product recalls.

Why should you view this food borne pathogen webinar?

  • To understand more about microbiology
  • To find out more about the factors affecting the microbial contamination of food
  • To gain an understanding of food poisoning outbreaks
  • To understand more about microbiological tests and interpretation of results

You should view this future of food testing webinar if you are a:

  • Food producer
  • Food processor
  • Food retailer
  • Food manufacturer

Presented by Yvonne Wood, Intertek UK's Food Operations Manager. Yvonne is a specialist microbiologist with over 25 years’ experience in the poultry industry. Yvonne 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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