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Food Microbiology Symposium Celebrates 26th Year

SEPT. 29, 2006--This will be the 26th year of the Food Microbiology Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, which focuses on food safety and quality problems.

The Food Microbiology Symposium is Oct. 14-17 and features speakers from academia, industry and regulatory agencies that will provide an overview on various topics including: the pathogens, toxins, and contaminants that may occur in food, water, and the environment. The emphasis will be on practical application of food and quality problems.

Speakers include: Vijay Juneja - USDA, David Gombas - International Fresh-Cut Produce Association, Kathy Sullivan Gombas - Dean Foods, Bruce Applegate - Purdue University, Reginald Bennett - FDA, Scott Russell - University of Georgia, Mark Carter - Silliker Labs, Michael Robach - Cargill, Roy Betts - Campden & Chorleywood Research Association, George Paoli - USDA, D. H. Kang - Washington State University, and Karen Silbernagel - AOAC.

The symposium attracts a diverse community of attendees. The program is suitable for food scientists and technologists, quality assurance supervisors, food laboratory directors, microbiologists, consultants, researchers and graduate students interested in food microbiology.

Registrations for the symposium are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The $600 fee includes conference manual, abstracts of the presentations, meals, breaks, and the banquet on Oct. 16.

For additional information on the symposium, email or visit the Web site at , click on the links to workshops and then the link to the Food Microbiology Symposium. For more information, contact Professor P.C. Vasavada, conference director at 715-425-3150.


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