safefood Listeria Knowledge Network meeting

Date: Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Venue: Ramada Plaza, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast

Time: 9:30am - 3.30pm


Attendance is free for safefood Knowledge Network members and £50 for non-members. To register, please send your name and contact details to 

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9.30 Tea/coffee on arrival
10.00 Opening/Introduction

Linda Gordon,


10.20 Food Standards Agency Listeria Risk Management Programme

Susanne Boyd,

Food Standards Agency

10.40 A microbiological survey of pre-packed ready-to-eat sliced meats at retail in UK small to medium sized enterprises

Bob Madden,

AFBI, Northern Ireland

11.00 Monitoring occurrence and persistence of Listeria monocytogenes in foods and food processing environments in the Republic of Ireland

Kieran Jordan,

Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy

11.20 Break
11.45 Isolation and characterization of two Listeria monocytogenes-specific bacteriophages (safefood mini-project report)

Olivia McAuliffe,

Teagasc, Moorepark

12.05 New project – mushrooms

Kaye Burgess,

Teagasc, Ashtown

12.25 New project on L. monocytogenes in Northern Ireland

Bob Madden,

AFBI, Northern Ireland

1.00 Lunch
2.00 The 10 commandments of Listeria monocytogenescontrol in food processing

Kieran Jordan,

Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy

2.20 Technical support available through Loughry, Cookstown Roisin Lagan, CAFRE
2.40 Case study on control of L. monocytogenesat the processing environment level (safefood mini-project report)

Juan Valverde,

Monaghan Mushrooms, Co. Monaghan

3.00 Network information/Discussion on future