International Food Microbiology Symposium Set
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/14/2008


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The 28th annual Food Microbiology Symposium and Workshop will be held next week at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. This year the focus will be on food allergen issues and testing.

The symposium, which is scheduled for October 19-22, also features presentations and discussion on foodborne pathogens, toxins, and other food safety and quality issues by speakers from academia, industry and regulatory agencies.

A mini-symposium will be devoted to food allergen issues and methodologies in association with the Food Allergen research and Resource program, the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology and R-Biopharm. The event is for anyone interested in a small, interactive program to learn from outstanding national experts.

"As an international conference, it attracts participants from academia, research and government labs and food industry," said Purnendu Vasavada, a professor of food science at UWRF and conference founder/coordinator.

A registration fee of $700 includes conference manual, abstracts of various presentations at the symposium, breaks and banquet on October 21, as well as participation in the workshop.

In association with the FARRP and the ICC, Wednesday will be devoted to food allergen issues and methodologies. Registration is on a fist-come, first-serve basis. More information about group registration rates for the symposium is available by calling 715-425-3704.


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