7th International Conference on Predictive Modelling of Food Quality and Safety

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14th September 2011

 12-15th of September, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin

A major international conference on Predictive Modelling of Food Quality and Safety is taking place in Dublin this week, cohosted by DIT, Teagasc and UCD.

Chaired by Dr. Vasilis P. Valdramidis this major conference brings together leading academics, research scientists and food professionals who are currently developing and using simulation and optimisation tools to enhance the quality and safety of food.  This event also aims to attract a range of stakeholders throughout the food chain, including policy makers and international authorities.

Emeritus Professor Tom A. McMeekin,  from the University of Tasmania (Australia), is one of the keynote speakers.  Acknowledged as one of the world's leading food microbiologists whose proven expertise has impacted on the enhancement of food safety internationally and pioneered the development of predictive microbiology, Professor McMeekin is credited with establishing the University of Tasmania as the world leader in predictive modelling of microbial behaviour in foods.

Other keynote speakers include Dr. Marta Hugas, Head of Biological Hazards, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and David Vose, Vose Software BVBA (Belgium), a leading expert on risk analysis and a member of the FAO/WHO's expert committees charged with developing international guidelines, standards and example models for food safety.

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Dr. P J Cullen, Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam and Dr. Jesus Frias, all colleagues from DIT School of Food Science and Environmental Health, are members of the scientific and organizing committee for the conference here in Dublin.

For more information see: http://www.eventelephant.com/pmf7

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