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  • Modeling Variability and Uncertainty in Risk Assessment: a Case Study of Salmonella in Low-water Activity Foods and its Use in Decision Making

    Microbial Modelling and Risk Analysis Professional Development Group Presents: Modeling Variability and Uncertainty in Risk Assessment: a Case Study of Salmonella in Low Water Activity Foods and its Use in Decision Making. The presence, survival and heat resistance of Salmonella in low-water activity foods is affected by many factors including environmental, processing and those inherent to the pathogen. The estimated risk of salmonellosis from consumption of these products is influenced by these factors as well as consumption patterns, production volume and population numbers. Variability in the value of each factor affects the risk of illness whereas uncertainty in the knowledge of each factor affects the risk estimate. The aim of this webinar is to provide an overview of strategies for incorporating variability and uncertainty in quantitative risk assessment models for Salmonella in low-water activity foods and describe the utility of doing so for the decision maker.

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    Presenters

    • Sofia Santillana Farakos
    • Regis Pouillot
    • Jenny Scott
  • Listeria monocytogenes: Are Current Industry Practices Meeting Existing and Future Challenges, Part 2.

    The GMA Science and Education Foundation and JIFSAN conducted a Workshop on Evaluation of Risk Factors for Foodborne Listeriosis in 2015. 

    Part 1 was recorded December 11, 2015 and is available in the Webinar Archives.

    Part 2 of this webinar series will focus on industry management practices. Presenters will share their experiences and strategies for managing Listeria monocytogenes, including:

    • Introduction/Industry challenges in management of Listeria
    • Open questions from risk managers
    • Understanding product risk
    • How we manage Listeria , Meat /Cheese, Frozen Products, Dry Products

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    This webinar is sponsored by GMA Science and Education Foundation.

    Presenters

    • Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D. Vice President, Science Operations, Grocery Manufacturers Association
    • Tim Jackson, Ph.D. Director of Food Safety, Nestle North America
    • Reid Ivy, Ph.D. Manager Food Safety - Cheese and Dairy, The Kraft Heinz Company
    • Deann Akins-Lewenthal, Ph.D. Director of Microbiology & Food Safety, ConAgra Foods
    • Scott Hood, Ph.D. Director of Global Food Safety, General Mills
  • The Global Burden of Foodborne Disease - Results and perspectives of WHO’s Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG)

    The WHO Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group is providing estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases, according to age, sex and region, for a defined list of causative agents of microbial, parasitic, and chemical origin, thereby strengthening the capacity of countries to assess the burden of foodborne disease and increasing awareness and commitment for the implementation of food safety standards. These estimates provide valuable information for food safety professionals.

    This webinar is sponsored by Wageningen University, Marcel Zwietering, Leon Gorris, Arie Havelaar and an anonymous MMRA PDG Member.

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    Presenters

    • Arie Hendrik Havelaar Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida
    • Marcel Zwietering, Moderator Wageningen University