Food Safety Risks & Challenges in the Produce Sector

Date: 05 November, 2019
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Location: Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin

safefood is hosting this free seminar on the microbiological food safety risks and challenges relating to fresh and frozen produce. This seminar will be of interest to anyone working in the fruit and vegetable sector, researchers, regulators, public health professionals and the wider food sector. Our experts will be here to address all of your questions.





09:30 Registration (tea / coffee)  
10:00 STEC in fresh produce - a food safety dilemma

Peter Feng

Formerly US FDA

10:40 Processing of frozen vegetables: What we have learnt from the last outbreak?

Ana Allende

EFSA sub group

11:10 Characterisation of Listeria outbreak isolates from frozen sweetcorn

Nicolae Corcionivoschi


11:30 Break (tea / coffee)  
12:00 Viruses in the food industry - is it time to go viral?

Martin D’Agostino

Campden BRI Group

12:30 Cyclospora outbreaks involving fresh produce

Rachel Chalmers

Public Health Wales

13:00 Growth of Listeria on fresh leafy vegetables

Achim Schmalenberger

University of Limerick

13:20 Lunch  
14:00 Ensuring the safety of mushrooms

Kaye Burgess


14:20 Food safety inspections on fresh produce

Aidan O’ Donnell


14:50 Guidance for safe production of fresh produce

Mary Lenahan


15:20 Questions & Answers All presenters

Please note: Photography and video recording may take place at the event and these images may be used in safefood promotional materials, publications and website content. By attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any safefood materials.

These training workshops are part of the safefood Knowledge Networks programme of activities to enable professionals within the agri-food sector to meet new and emerging food safety challenges.