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Australian & New Zealand food safety, traceability and technology blog by PMA Technology Manager Richard Bennett
The Fresh Produce Safety Centre has released a new industry report on rapid diagnostic methods for the detection of pathogens on fresh produce. The report, Rapid Diagnostic Methods for Foodborne Pathogens: Outlook for the Fresh Produce Industry, was commissioned as part of the FPSC 2025 Innovation Agenda. The report details the state of current research on technologies for the quick identification of pathogens, identifies the most promising technologies for the fresh produce industry, and provides conclusions and recommendations including the next steps that should be taken to advance the field of rapid diagnostic methods.Read the full report and two-page summary.Rapid Diagnostic Methods WebinarJoin us online on Monday 19 July 1-2pm AEST / 3-4pm NZ to hear a summary of the report from co-author Dr Jo Rush. She will facilitate a Q&A panel session with some of the research experts in the field. Panelists include:
Dr Sharon Jones – General Manager Technical, One Harvest Ltd, Australia
Dr Craig Billington – Science Leader, Environmental Science & Research, NZ
Dr Alex Quinn, co-author of the Rapid Diagnostics report
After a short presentation on the report, and a facilitated Q&A with the panelists, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the future of rapid diagnostic methods.The webinar event page can be found here.
The Fresh Produce Safety Centre proudly announced early bird registrations open to the Fresh Produce Safety Conference in May 2021. With the recent announcement of lockdowns and restrictions around Australia we have made the decision to extend the early bird registration deadline to Thursday 15 July.
Future Directions for Produce Safety is this year’s theme with a highly experienced and broad cohort of industry professionals gathering to present, analyse and discuss the key issues facing the safe production of fresh produce, now and into the future.
Meet new contacts, join old friends, network, learn and share to advance fresh produce food safety in our region. The 2021 Fresh Produce Safety Conference is presented over one day at the Refectory, Holme Building, University of Sydney and broadcast live via an online production. Join us online or face-to-face; choose the option that works for you.
The last chance to secure early bird registrations is now 15 July 2021.
For more details about the conference and to secure your spot please click here