Events
2015 Listeria Workshop

Evaluation of Risk Factors for Foodborne Listeriosis

Date: June 16-18, 2015
Location: Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, Greenbelt, MD, USA

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FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTORS

Cargill, Inc.
ConAgra Foods Inc.
General Mills, Inc.
GMA Science and Education Foundation
Kraft Foods Inc.
Nestlé North America
Patrizia Barone, University of Maryland Alumnus
Unilever

WORKSHOP

Background
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Program Agenda
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Participants List
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Workshop Summary (White Paper)
Coming Fall 2015

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

NOTE: FDA presentations are excluded from this posting, as the agency is currently deliberating Listeria policy; which currently prohibits publication of its scientific data on this subject.

Sophia Kathariou
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Whole Genome Sequencing of Listeria monocytogenes: A Public Health Revolution

Peter Gerner-Smidt (DHHS, CDC)
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Genetic markers linked to and/or responsible for Listeria monocytogenes virulence attenuation

Martin Wiedmann (Cornell University)
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Comparisons of Virulence among 2011 Cantaloupe Outbreak Strains

Mary Alice Smith, Ph.D. (University of Georgia)
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Definition of a no growth food and what factors are considered to determine a growth / no growth food

Philip Bronstein (FSIS)
Robert Buchanan (UMD)
Leon Gorris (Unilever)
Marcel Zwietering (WUR)
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Conditions that influence Listeria monocytogenes growth in food products

Philip Bronstein (FSIS)
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Listeria monocytogenes ecology: Produce environment and persistence

Martin Wiedmann (Cornell University)
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Research Update on Listeria in Fresh Produce - Post-Harvest Processing, Packaging and Distribution

Elliot Ryser (Michigan State University)
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Risk Mitigation Through Identification of Sources of L. Monocytogenes in Artisan/Farmstead Cheese-making Operations

Catherine Donnelly (The University of Vermont)
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Prevalence, Persistence and Control Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delis

Haley Oliver (Purdue University)
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Listeria monocytogenes a Model System for Studying Persister Cells

Stephen Knabel (UP)
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2011 IRAC-JIFSAN Listeria monocytogenes Dose-Response Workshop

Janell Kause (USDA-FSIS)
Régis Pouillot (FDA-CFSAN)
Mary Alice Smith (UGA)
Eric Ebel (USDA-FSIS)
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Workshop on Evaluation of Risk Factors for Foodborne Listeriosis

Richard Whiting (Exponent, Inc.)
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FAO/WHO Listeria monocytogenes Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment

Robert Buchanan (Center for Food Safety and Security Systems - University of Maryland)
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FSIS 2003 "In-Plant" Deli Meat Risk Assessment, Regulatory Actions

Eric Ebel (USDA-FSIS)
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Interagency Risk Assessment for L. monocytogenes in Retail Delis

Janell Kause (USDA-FSIS)
Régis Pouillot (FDA-CFSAN)
Daniel Gallagher (VA Tech)
Sherri Dennis (FDA)
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Workshop on Evaluation of Risk Factors for Foodborne Listeriosis

Richard Whiting (Exponent, Inc.)
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Opportunities to Collect Data and Improve Lm Risk Assessments

Janell Kause (USDA-FSIS)
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A comparative risk assessment for Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products

Daniel Gallagher (VA Tech)
Eric Ebel (USDA-FSIS)
Janell Kause (USDA-FSIS)
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Improving Lm Risk Assessment

Daniel Gallagher (VA Tech)
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