Theme: Food Microbiology 2016: Meeting Needs for Sustainable and Safe Future

Food Microbiology 2016

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Food Microbiology 2016

International Conference on Food Microbiology 2016 scheduled to be held during August 08-10, 2016 at Birmingham, UK. It will coordinate all meetings with our Editorial board members and other experts in Food microbiology, Food preservation, Food Biotechnology, Food-borne diseases, Food safety & Probiotics across the world.

Track-1. Food Microbiology

International trade has been growing rapidly. Raw foods and also prepared foods are distributing internationally. Also food industries have been seeking International Corporation and have different plants all over the world and that would enhance the distribution of local foods. Importance of the microbiology of these foods will be increasing. To avoid importing foreign foodborne pathogens or to avoid exporting foods containing pathogens, more intensive monitor of foodborne pathogens is required. Microbiological quality control of the central kitchens of those chain systems is becoming very important. Foodborne infections may increase in the coming years as a consequence of increased globalization of our food supply. This Food Microbiology Conference will focus on minimization of the risk of each of these pathogens. The advancement of modern biotechnology has great impacts on the food industry. The first priority of the food industry is ensuring a wholesome food supply that is free of pathogens and toxins. Quick detection methods have been developed for various toxins and pathogens based mainly on the immunoassays and molecular biology techniques. Rapid and sensitive methods based on the development of DNA probes and poly-and monoclonal antibodies have begun to replace classical microbiological testing for detection of potentially pathogenic microorganisms. Food may be a source of risk to human by accidental (food safety) and an intentional (biodefense) contamination. Accidental food contaminations are typically associated with innate pathogenic microorganisms and their natural proliferation pathways. Intentional contamination, on the other hand, is associated with a select group of unfamiliar agents that typically have high mortality rates. While both have the potential to inflict harm and cause significant economic losses. A terrorist attack against the food supply chain would target access points that would render the greatest impact—the goal being to cause high morbidity and mortality, widespread economic disruption, and fear. To provide exposure to technologies, government / institutional assistance, increase international tie-ups and to provide knowledge about recent trends in Food & beverages sector is the aim of organizing these type of food microbiology events.

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Related Societies:

International Commission on Microbiological Specification for Foods, Australia; Belgian Society for Food Microbiology, Belgium; International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Ireland; International Union of Microbiological Societies, Belgium; The Australian Society for Microbiology, Australia; International Union of Food Science and Technology, USA; European Federation of Food Science and Technology, The Netherlands; Association of Austrian food & biotechnologists, Austria; The Association of Food Technology, Turkey; ISEKI Food Association, Austria; German Federation of Food Science and Technology, Germany

Track-2. Microbiology of Fermented Foods and Beverages

Fermented foods and beverages play an important role in the diet of people in many parts of the world. Fermented foods provide important sources of nutrients and have great potential in maintaining health and preventing diseases. These harbour diverse microorganisms from the environment, which include mold, yeast and bacteria, mostly lactic acid bacteria, bacilli and micrococci. Many different types of fermented foods and beverages are produced in world wide. These include fermented milks, cereal-based fermented food, and non-alcoholic beverage, fermented fruits, and vegetables, and fermented meat. Beside these beneficial microorganisms some spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms are also present. Spoilage microorganisms cause food to spoil and are not harmful to humans. Pathogenic microorganisms are disease-causing microorganisms. The living microorganism or a microbial toxin (microbial waste product) must be consumed to cause symptoms associated with specific pathogenic microorganisms. This Food  Microbiology Conference related to fermentation will be helpful in explaining these facts.

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Track-3. Food Borne Pathogens, Diseases & Public Health

Food Microbiology Conference mainly focuses on Foodborne illness continues to be an urgent issue across the globe. The epidemiology of foodborne disease is changing. New pathogens have emerged, and some have spread worldwide. Many, including SalmonellaEscherichia coli O157:H7, Campylobacter, and Yersinia enterocolitica, have reservoirs in healthy food animals, from which they spread to an increasing variety of foods. These pathogens cause millions of cases of sporadic illness and chronic diseases, as well as large and challenging outbreaks over many states and nations. Improved disease surveillance that combines rapid subtyping methods, cluster analysis, and epidemiological data analysis can identify and halt large, dispersed outbreaks. Outbreak investigations and case-control studies of sporadic cases can identify sources of infection and guide the development of specific prevention strategies. Better understanding of how pathogens persist in animal reservoirs is also critical to successful long-term prevention. Prevention of foodborne disease will increasingly depend on controlling food contamination and water consumed by the animals themselves. 

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International Commission on Microbiological Specification for Foods, Australia; Belgian Society for Food Microbiology, Belgium; International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Ireland; Association of Austrian food & biotechnologists, Austria; Spanish Association of Graduates and Doctors in Food Science and Technology, Spain; German Federation of Food Science and Technology, Germany; Italian Association of Food Technology, Italy; Institute of Food Technologists, USA; Federation of European Microbiological Societies, The Netherlands; International Union of Microbiological Societies, USA

Track-4. Microbial Ecology of Food

The study of microbial ecology can help us improve our lives via the use of microbes in environmental restoration, food production, and bioengineering of useful products such as antibiotics, food supplements, and chemicals. The study of these bizarre and diverse creatures that are everywhere yet nowhere to be seen is fascinating and a pursuit that appeals to the curiosity and playfulness in us. Microbial ecologists seek to understand how microbes affect the environment on a global scale. For that microbial hunting is necessary. Microbial ecology also drives several processes necessary for ecosystem function, production, and sustainability, comprising the cycling of energy and nutrients through ecosystem, methane degradation, and giving resistance and degradation mechanisms for toxins. Environmental sustainability depends on proficient functioning of all such processes. This Food Microbiology event enables a common platform for the participants to discuss their research in microbial ecology of food.

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International Commission on Microbiological Specification for Foods, Australia; Belgian Society for Food Microbiology, Belgium; International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Ireland; International Union of Microbiological Societies, Belgium; The Australian Society for Microbiology, Australia; Federation of European Microbiological Societies, The Netherlands; American Society for Microbiology, USA; International Union of Microbiological Societies, USA; German Federation of Food Science and Technology, Germany; The Association of Food Technology, Turkey

Track-5. Risk Assessment and Risk Management

This Food conference will see a wide variety of subjects discussed around the areas food risk assessment and management. The microbiological safety of food has been advanced substantially by the introduction and implementation of the Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Point (HACCP) concept. HACCP provides a systematic conceptual framework for identifying food hazards and focusing efforts on the proper functioning of key food production, food processing and marketing steps. The complexity of the pre-harvest, harvest, and post-harvest environments make it impossible to control all potential sources of food contamination. Efforts at prevention and control are implemented throughout the food production and food processing system. Researchers are continually searching for a better understanding of the pathogens and their interaction with the environment, leading to improved control technologies. But at the same time, the pathogens continue to evolve, and human actions sometimes drive that evolution. Even small environmental changes can have unforeseen or even unforeseeable impact on microbial populations. Improved understanding of these complex factors provides insight into pathogen evolution and opens the door to new and improved prevention and control methods.

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Track-6. Single Cell Protien

Many international speakers are going to discuss on current research on Single-cell proteins in this Food Microbiology Event. These are the dried cells of microorganism, which are used as protein supplement in human foods or animal feeds. Microorganisms like algae, fungi, yeast and bacteria, utilize inexpensive feedstock and wastes as sources of carbon and energy for growth to produce biomass, protein concentrate or amino acids. Since protein accounts for the quantitatively important part of the microbial cells, these microorganisms, also called single cell protein as natural protein concentrate. With increase in population and worldwide protein shortage the use of microbial biomass as food and feed is more highlighted. Although single cell protein has high nutritional value due to higher protein, vitamin, essential amino acids and lipid content, there is a doubt to be replaced to the conventional protein sources due to their high nucleic acid content and slower in digestibility. They also may be considered as foreign material by body, which may subsequently results in allergic reactions.

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Belgian Society for Food Microbiology, Belgium; International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Ireland; International Union of Microbiological Societies, Belgium; The Australian Society for Microbiology, Australia; Federation of European Microbiological Societies, The Netherlands; American Society for Microbiology, USA; European Federation of Food Science and Technology, The Netherlands; South African Association for Food Science and Technology, South Africa; International Union of Microbiological Societies, USA

Track-7. Microbiology and Biotechnological Exploitation

The roles of microbes in agriculture, food industry and public health have been the point of interest since long time for their potential exploitation. Although only a fraction of microbial diversity was accessed by microbiologists earlier for harnessing them owing to limited techniques available. The molecular biology techniques have opened new vistas to access the wide field of the unexplored microbes and their exploitation for useful genes and novel metabolites. Sincere efforts have been made in biotechnology using microbes leading to improve our life with respect to agriculture and people health. The biotechnological developments using microbe potential have enabled us combat the environment and human health problems worldwide in eco-friendly. This Food Microbiology conference will focus on a wide variety of subjects discussed around the areas of food microbiology, food biotechnology, novel food processing technologies, antimicrobial/biocide resistance and the application of molecular approaches in all aspects of modern food microbiology and public health at both an international and local level.

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Association of Austrian food & biotechnologists, Austria; The Association of Food Technology, Turkey; ISEKI Food Association, Austria; German Federation of Food Science and Technology, Germany; Italian Association of Food Technology, Italy; Serbian Association of Food Technologies, Serbia; Institute of Food Technologists, USA; International Union of Food Science and Technology, USA; European Federation of Food Science and Technology, The Netherlands; South African Association for Food Science and Technology, South Africa

Track-8. Uses of Microorganisms in Food

Every food may be contaminated from outside sources on the way from the field to the food processing plant, or during processing and preservation, transport and distribution. There are thousands of different types of microorganisms everywhere in air, soil and water, and consequently on foods, and in the digestive tract of animals and human. Fortunately, the majority of microorganisms perform useful functions in the environment and also in some branches of food industry, such as production of wine, beer, fermentation products, dairy products etc. On the other hand unwanted food spoilage is generally caused by microorganisms and food contamination with pathogens causes food safety problems. The microorganisms occurring on and/or in foods are from a practical point of view divided into three groups: molds, yeast and bacteria. Molds are generally concerned in the spoilage of foods; their use in the food industry is limited. Yeasts are the most widely used micro-organisms in the food industry due to their ability to ferment sugars to ethanol and carbon-dioxide. Some types of yeast, such as baker’s yeasts are grown industrially, and some may be used as protein supplements, mainly in animal feed. Bacteria important in food microbiology may be divided into groups according to the product of microbial fermentation, e.g. lactic acid bacteria, acetic acid bacteria, propionic acid bacteria. Bearing in mind the food constituent attacked, prolytic, saccharolytic and lipolytic bacteria may be distinguished. Food Microbiology conference  aims to bring together leading academic scientists to share their experiences, research results about all aspects of food, food microbes and microbial engineering.

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Association of Austrian food & biotechnologists, Austria; The Association of Food Technology, Turkey; German Federation of Food Science and Technology, Germany; Italian Association of Food Technology, Italy; Association of Food Science and Technology of Basque Country, Basque Country; Serbian Association of Food Technologies, Serbia; Ukrainian Union of Food Science and Technology, Ukraine; Institute of Food Technologists, USA; International Union of Food Science and Technology, USA; European Federation of Food Science and Technology, The Netherlands

Track-9. Food Mycology

Fungi may be the food, or may the food edible following processing. Food processing may make it possible to consume the food stuff by adding, modifying or removing components, including flavours, nutritional elements to enhance the appeal of food. These are the common contributor to the processing of food. Their use dates back to the start of civilisation, when breads and wines were first made deliberately. These days, the selection and use of fungi is a highly organised field of research and development in industry.  Fungi can also present health risks by the production of specific toxic agents called mycotoxins, which are often poorly understood, but are being increasingly recognised as agents of both acute and chronic toxicity in humans and animals. In the research area of Food Mycology, the physiology and molecular biology of filamentous fungi which play a role as spoilage or toxin-producing organisms are investigated. The research focuses on the elucidation of the regulatory mechanisms for mycotoxin biosynthesis at both molecular and physiological level. The emphasis of these investigations is on the influences of environmental conditions which lead to mycotoxin synthesis in the plant food product. The aim of this approach is to develop new procedures which prevent mycotoxin production in such foods. Many food mycologists are going to discuss on current research on food mycology in this Food Microbiology Event.

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International Commission on Microbiological Specification for Foods, Australia; Belgian Society for Food Microbiology, Belgium; International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Ireland; Association of Austrian food & biotechnologists, Austria; Warwick Good Food Society, UK; The Association of Food Technology, Turkey; ISEKI Food Association, Austria; Association of Catalan Food Sciences, Spain; Federation of European Microbiological Societies, The Netherlands; International Union of Microbiological Societies, USA

Track-10. Predictive Microbiology

Predictive microbiology is the quantitative science that enables users to evaluate objectively the effect of food processing, distribution and food preservation operations on the food safety and quality. Food microbiology has adopted modern methods and novel concepts with some reluctance. Many food microbiologists follow the “old fashioned” approach of enumerating microbes at different stages of food storage, identifying the major fractions of the microflora by their phenotypic characters, and gradually building up an understanding of the shelf-life and food safety. However fascinating this is to the dedicated food microbiologist, it is slow and expensive, and has not led to a cumulative, structured database of information that can be interrogated quickly. Study of the effects on microbial growth of single controlling factors such as temperature, pH or water activity, resulted in acceptance that particular microbes of concern would not grow below certain temperatures, or below a certain pH value or water activity. All foods contain water; have a pH value and a temperature of storage. If the growth response determined by those controlling factors could be measured, then modelled, the result would indicate how much growth could be attributed to those three factors. If the differences between the calculated and observed responses were significant, other factors would have to be taken into account. This Food Microbiology conference is going to compare the growth rates published in the scientific literature with predictions from such relatively simple models for the same conditions of pH, temperature and water activity were often surprisingly close and encouraged further efforts. Gradually, using models that had been validated by comparing outputs with independent data became recognised. Occasionally it is important to have an accurate estimate of the growth/survival, but more often it is sufficient to have a reasonable estimate, but quickly. It is necessary to obtain quick and good enough estimations of the shelf-life of foods, in which pathogenic bacteria might grow, in new product development and in risk assessment.

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International Commission on Microbiological Specification for Foods, Australia; Belgian Society for Food Microbiology, Belgium; International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Ireland; International Union of Microbiological Societies, Belgium; The Australian Society for Microbiology, Australia; Association of Austrian food & biotechnologists, Austria; International Union of Microbiological Societies, USA; American Society for Microbiology, USA; Federation of European Microbiological Societies, The Netherlands

Track-11. Microbial Aspects of Food Spoilage and Quality

The main focus of this Food Microbiology Conference is to discuss all the microbial aspects of food spoilage and quality. During harvesting, food processing and downstream operations food may become contaminated with a wide range of microorganisms. Subsequently, during distribution and food preservation only a small fraction of these will develop and cause serious deteriorations. Which microorganisms will develop or what food chemical reactions occur is dependent upon food derived or environmental impact. Food spoilage may be caused by a wide range of reactions including some that are mainly physical or chemical, others due to action of enzymes or microorganisms. The primary factors associated with food spoilage are associated with intrinsic food properties which include endogenous enzymes, substrates, sensitivity for light, oxygen and cross contamination during harvesting, slaughter and processing in combination with temperature abuse. For fresh foods the primary food quality changes may be categorized as (i) bacterial growth and metabolism resulting in possible pH-changes and formation of toxic compounds, off-odours, gas and slime-formation, (ii) oxidation of lipids and pigments in fat-containing foods resulting in undesirable flavours, formation of compounds with adverse biological effects or discoloration. Although interrelated with the food spoilage, the last category is purely chemical in nature and will, all other things being equal increase in importance with decreasing temperature. Little is known about the relationship between microbial fermentation and food spoilage parameters under different packaging and storage conditions. Although there is much progress in the characterisation of the total microflora and metabolites developing during spoilage, not much is known about the identification of specific microorganisms in relation to food composition

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Track-12. Current & Future Aspects of Probiotics

The interest in establishing scientific credibility for probiotic benefits is of high importance to companies and scientists. Research to support health claims will have to take into account the intestinal microbiota and its interaction with the host. One of the reasons that raised scepticism in the field is the vast array of health benefits attributed to LAB strains especially and the variety or diversity of experimental approaches. The recently developed molecular biology techniques will certainly help in acquiring a better understanding of the complex interaction between the probiotic strain and the gut ecosystem. A multidisciplinary approach, combining molecular taxonomy and biology, modern microbial ecology, immunology, gastroenterology, microbial physiology and food biochemistry, will be necessary to gain knowledge in the cross-talk that most certainly takes place between the intestinal microbes and the host cells. While unravelling of the mechanisms of action may greatly facilitate future selection of novel probiotic strains with a specific health benefit, any postulated effect will have to be definitely proven by well-conducted clinical studies. This might be easier to achieve when targeting the improvement of pathological situations. This Food Microbiology event is going to gather many international speakers to discuss about current and future aspects of probiotics.

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Conference Series LLC takes the privilege to invite speakers, participants, students, delegates and exhibitors from across the globe to its premier International Conference on Food Microbiology (Food Microbiology 2016), to be held during August 08-10, 2016 at Birmingham, UK. This revered conference will be focusing on the theme “Food Microbiology-2016: Meeting Needs for Sustainable and Safe Future”. Conference Series LLC organizes 1000+ Global Confereneseries Events inclusive of 600+ Conferences, 1200+ Workshops and 1200+ Symposiums every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies.

Food Microbiology conference will be focusing on increasing challenges and complexity posed by diverse aspects of Food Microbiology, ranging from international and local/regional issues in Food Safety and Food Hygiene to Food Biotechnology, and to the application of Molecular Approaches in all aspects of modern Food Microbiology. This conference also focuses on a wide variety of current research on microbes that have both beneficial and deleterious effects on the safety and quality of foods, and are thus a concern of public health.

Food Microbiology conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, research scholars, students, delegates and exhibitors to exchange and share their experiences, research results about all aspects of Food, Food Microbes and Microbial Engineering. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Food Microbes and Microbial Engineering.

So we welcome to you to take part in this prestigious event at the beautiful city of Birmingham, UK. The main attractions of the city are Symphony Hall, Birmingham Back to Backs, Winterbourne House and Garden, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Electric Cinema, Baddesley Clinton, Birmingham Hippodrome, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Broadway Casino, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Library of Birmingham, Dome Club, Gas Street Basin, National Motorcycle Museum, Aston Hall, Martineau Gardens, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Martin in the Bull Ring.

Food Microbiology is a concern worldwide and it is growing in visibility for the public, food companies and regulators. Food Microbiology 2016 is the platform to gain or share the knowledge in diverse aspects of Food Microbiology, ranging from international and local/regional issues in Food Safety and Food Hygiene to Food Biotechnology, and to the application of Molecular Approaches in all aspects of modern Food Microbiology. This conference brings together professors, researchers, and practitioners in all the areas of food related streams and provides an international forum for the spreading of approved research results, new ideas and practical developments. We are honoured to invite you all to attend and register for the conference.

Infectious diseases spread through food or beverages are a common, distressing, and sometimes life-threatening problem for millions of people both developed and developing countries, causing great human suffering and significant economic losses. Up to one third of the population of developed countries may be affected by food-borne diseases each year, and the problem is likely to be even more widespread in developing countries, where food and water-borne diarrheal diseases kill an estimated 2.2 million people each year, most of them children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year in the United States, 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. In the UK it is estimated that each year around a million people suffer a foodborne illness; around 20,000 people receive hospital treatment due to this and around 500 deaths caused by foodborne illness. Health experts estimate that the yearly cost of all foodborne diseases in the UK is nearly £1.5 billion2 and in the United States is 5 to 6 billion dollars in direct medical expenses and lost productivity. The food microbiology testing market is projected to reach $4.07 billion by 2018. Pathogens have been the leading cause of foodborne poisoning or illness. In 2012, pathogen testing dominated the food microbiology testing market in which salmonella testing accounted for the major share. Increasing food contamination and outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) poisoning in Germany is expected to increase E. coli testing in the market. Germany dominated the market and is projected to be the fastest growing European food microbiology testing market followed by United Kingdom.

Scope and Importance

Food Microbiology-2016 encompasses all levels of food and beverage production contributing to understanding and controlling quality and safety, starting with raw materials though processing to consumer preference and subsequent effects on the body. It focuses on a wide variety of current research on microbes that have both beneficial and deleterious effects on the safety and quality of foods, and are thus a concern of public health. Food Microbiology 2016will cover significant basic and applied research in the following areas: 

- Food-borne microbes and their interactions with various foods and food chain environments including their adaptation and response mechanisms to food-processing and food-handling stresses. 
- Industrial and biotechnological exploitation of microbial diversity and versatility for the improvement of quality, safety and healthy properties of processed foods.
- Microbiology of fermented foods.
- Evolutionary dynamics of food-borne pathogenic microbes and those of value to food processing and safety in their different ecological contexts.
- Genomics and functional genomics of pathogenic and value-adding technological microbes.
- Molecular methods for the identification, typing and characterization of food-associated microbes and complex microbial communities.
- Development of probiotics as food supplements and their effects on human health including effects on host gut microbiota.
- Predictive microbiology and its application to food and process optimization and risk assessment. 

Food Microbiology 2016 will provide with all levels of awareness, expertise and proactive solutions to create global impact in this field. It will incorporate new advances and discoveries in food microbiology procedures in all related food, beverage, catering industry business model. It targets to Influence Industries to minimize losses and maximize their yield and profit through the application of strategic techniques while adapting to novel food microbiology testing techniques. It provides emphasis on Environmental, Public and General Consumer Health.

Why it’s in Birmingham, UK

Food and Drink manufacturing is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, employing approximately 500,000 people and second in terms of world productivity, behind Canada. There are more than 40 University in UK having food microbiology course and 10 world best research organizations working on the field of food microbiology, safety, security, nutrition and wellness, sustainability, and related ethical and socio-economic issues. The sector is one of the only ones in the UK to have been creating jobs consistently through the economic downturn. However, the UK Food and Drink industry will need around 137,000 new recruits over the next decade, with 45,000 of those jobs requiring high level skills.

Members Associated with Food Microbiology Research

·         Association of Food Science and Technology of Basque Country

·         Belgian Association of Food Technology

·         Central Food Research Institute

·         Centre for Advanced Food Studies

·         Czech Committee for Food Science and Technology

·         Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

·         European Food Safety Authority, EU

·         Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany

·         Food research Institute Albania

·         Food Standards Agency

·         German Federation of Food Science and Technology

·         Institute of Food Research

·         ISEKI Food Association

·         National Institute for Agriculture Research in Tunis

·         Spanish Council for Scientific Research

·         The Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland

Societies Associated with Food Microbiology Research

·         American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

·         Campden BRI, UK

·         Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, EU

·         Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK

·         European Food Safety Authority, EU

·         Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany

·         Federation of European Microbiological Society (FEMS)

·         Food Standards Agency, UK

·         Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain

·         Institute of Food Research

·         Microbiological Safety of Food Funders Group (FSA)

·         Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Netherlands

·         National Science Foundation (NSF)

·         Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Norway

·         Safe Foods, UK

·         Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM),  UK

·         The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

·         The Society for General Microbiology, UK

·         The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT), UK

Industries Associated with Food Microbiology Research

·         3M

·         Aura Sustainability

·         A-Zone Technologies Ltd

·         Bibby Scientific

·         Dacom

·         Environmental Scientifics Group

·         European Safety Bureau

·         Food Standards Agency

·         Hygiene Expert

·         LGC Standards

·         MAS Environmental

·         Microbac Ltd

·         Modern Water - Monitoring Division

·         Qiagen

·         Radiant Industrial Solutions, Inc.

·         RVSL Certifications Ltd.

·         SAI Global

·         Waters Corporation

Laboratories Associated with Food Microbiology Research

·         Aberdeen Scientific Services Laboratory

·         Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)

·         Beechwood Laboratories

·         Edinburgh Scientific Services

·         Eurofins Food Testing UK

·         Food Water and Environmental Microbiology (FWEM) Network

·         Galbraith Laboratories Inc.

·         Glasgow City Council

·         Hampshire Scientific Service

·         ILS Ltd

·         Kent Scientific Services

·         LabiotestSrl

·         Lancashire County Scientific Services

·         London Lab

·         LRQA Limited

·         Minton, Treharne & Davies Ltd

·         Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory

·         Norwich Lab

·         NSF International

·         Public Analyst Scientific Services Ltd (PASS)

·         Public Health England (PHE)

·         Public Health Wales (PHW)

·         Staffordshire Scientific Services

·         Tayside Scientific Services

·         West Yorkshire Analytical Services

·         Worcestershire County Council Scientific Services

Universities Associated with Food Microbiology Research in UK

·         Bath Spa University

·         Bournemouth University

·         Cardiff Metropolitan University

·         Coventry University

·         Glasgow Caledonian University

·         Harper Adams University

·         King's College London

·         Kingston University

·         Leeds Metropolitan University

·         Leeds Trinity University

·         Liverpool John Moores University

·         London South Bank University

·         Manchester Metropolitan University

·         Newcastle University

·         Northumbria University

·         Oxford Brookes University

·         Plymouth University

·         Queen Margaret University

·         Queen's University Belfast

·         Robert Gordon University

·         Royal Agricultural University

·         Royal Veterinary College

·         Sheffield Hallam University

·         St Mary's University College

·         The University of Nottingham

·         University of Birmingham

·         University of Bristol

·         University of Cambridge

·         University of Central Lancashire

·         University of Chester

·         University of Greenwich

·         University of Hertfordshire

·         University of Huddersfield

·         University of Leeds

·         University of Lincoln

·         University of Reading

·         University of Roehampton

·         University of Surrey

·         University of Ulster

·         University of Westminster

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Conference Date August 08-10, 2016
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