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Food safety takes constant vigilance. The changing landscape of food production and changes in the microbes themselves offer regular challenges. Finding unsuspected disease outbreaks and fixing the problems that led to them is an important part of public health. Now, advanced DNA sequencing is helping public health officials find and solve more outbreaks, and target control measures to stop them from happening again.
In this talk, Robert Tauxe, director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, will discuss how advances in science are making food safer for everyone.
Proudly supported by the New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre.
7pm, Wednesday 31 October