Management of Microbiological Hazards
15th International Advanced course
3 - 7 November 2014
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Organised by The Graduate School VLAG, in co-operation with The European Chair in Food Safety Microbiology
The fifteenth edition of the international advanced course on Management of Microbiological Hazards in Foods addresses both success stories in food safety and problems remaining to be dealt with as, indeed, foodborne illnesses are a continuing problem worldwide. To protect consumers, important trade agreements have been put in place (World Trade Organization/Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary Measures), management systems (i.e. Good Hygienic Practices, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) are being more solidly implemented to assure food safety and new frameworks such as Risk Analysis introduced to link food safety management to public health protection. Food industry (incl. primary production, manufacturers, retailers, food service), governmental authorities and consumer representatives all play a role regarding the safety of food. The roles of differ-rent stakeholders, how food safety assurance can be achieved, which problems are to be prevented and in particular what knowledge is essential in managing the production of safe foods will be prominent topics in this course.