Shaping Future Surveillance and Biosecurity Policies for the Irish Food Chain (June 2010)

In the second of our policy workshops the background and learning outcomes of a number of well-publicised food-borne outbreaks were discussed.

Speakers provided insights into the food industry and how these events were managed, and most importantly, translated into improvements in food safety and the protection of public health.  Arising from discussions during the seminar a number of key recommendations on how bio-security along the food chain can be strengthened were highlighted. 

The presentations and slides from the seminar are available here

  • Dr Mansel W. Griffiths - The Maple Leaf Foods Outbreak in Canada: Learning to Prevent Future Incidences
  • Mr James Buckley - Salmonella spp./Enterhaemorrhagic Escherichia coli: Transmission, Diagnostics, Charateristation; an Integrated Genomic Approach, Recent Cases
  • Mr Richie Flynn - Managing Shellfish Food Safety: Hazards and Solutions
  • Mr Micheál O'Mahony - Food Surveillance and Regulation
  • Dr Ann-Marie McNamara - Encouraging a Food Safety Culture to Protect Food Business

These presentations have been summarised in a policy document along with a number of key recommendations drawn from the Forum Discussion with the audience on the day.

Shaping Future Surveillance and Biosecurity Policies for the Irish Food Chain (PDF)

Mansel W. Griffiths - The Maple Leaf Foods Outbreak in Canada
Jim Buckley - Salmonella spp/Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli
Richie Flynn - Managing Shellfish Food Safety Hazards & Solutions
Micheal O Mahony - Food Surveillance and Regulation
Dr. Ann Marie McNamara - Encouraging a Food Safety Culture