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Irish Microbial Risk Assessment Network: Newsletter 2

Welcome to the Spring 2010 issue of the Irish Microbial Risk Assessment Newsletter

In this issue of the newsletter:

Salmonella Workshop

A workshop was held at Teagasc, Ashtown Food Research Centre on February 4th to launch the Salmonella in pork on the island of Ireland:  A microbial risk assessment Report. The event, which was organised by Dr Geraldine Duffy was attended by over 40 stakeholders from pork chain. The Irish Microbial Risk Assessment Network will host the report which is available through the link below

Salmonella in pork on the island of Ireland:  A microbial risk assessment. Teagasc Report (2010)

Network launches new series of tutorials

In November 2009 the Irish Microbial Risk Assessment Network launched a series of tutorials on risk assessment aimed at representatives of the food industry who are interested in risk assessment. At present there are three tutorials uploaded on the website. These include:

Risk Analysis in Food Safety

What is Meta-Analysis?

An Introduction to Generalised Linear Models

It is planned to add more in the coming months.

Upcoming Event

UCD is to host the 2010 International Association for Food Protection European Symposium on 9-11th June 2010. The purpose of this Symposium is to provide food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply. The Symposium is an excellent forum to learn about the latest developments and techniques in food science and safety. For more information go to

Dublin to host 7th ICPMF conference

Dublin was successful in its bid to host the 7th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods. This will be jointly hosted by UCD/Teagasc/DIT in September 2011 and several of the Network Partners form the steering committee for the international conference.

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