E. coli O104 Session to be held at IAFP 2011
Posted: 12 July 2011 | International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) | No comments yet
IAFP will hold a Late Breaking Session titled “E. coli O104 Outbreak in Europe – Update and Dialogue” on Tuesday, 2nd August…
IAFP will hold a Late Breaking Session titled “E. coli O104 Outbreak in Europe – Update and Dialogue” on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 as part of IAFP 2011, the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The session, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, will begin with a 90-minute symposium with leading authorities from Europe speaking on issues related to the outbreak. The symposium will be followed by a 90-minute roundtable with additional experts joining speakers for discussion and audience participation. This roundtable is an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand about the latest progress of this investigation.
The recent outbreak of the E. coli strain STEC O104:H4, the most deadly on record, is responsible for at least 48 deaths and has infected more than 4,000 people in Europe and the U.S.
For more information on the Late Breaking Session or other program topics, please visit the IAFP Web site, www.foodprotection.org, or contact the Association office at +1 800.369.6337; +1 515.276.3344; fax: +1 515.276.8655; or E-mail: [email protected].