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21 - 25 OCTOBER: 2012
ICMSF - China International Conference on Food Safety
The 2012 ICMSF China International Conference on Food Safety will be jointly organised by CIFST and ICMSF at the Xiamen International Conference Centre from 21 – 25 October and has great significance as this coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the ICMSF. The theme of the Conference will be around Controlling Microbiological Hazards to protect consumers' health. Several wellknown microbiologists from all over the world will come together to discuss various aspects around the challenges of public health related to microbial food safety, risk-based microbial food safety management and key aspects in the control of microbial hazards.
For more information and to register, please visit the event website.
26 - 29 November: MICROAL 2012 Buenos Aires
MICROAL 2012's Organizing Committee, composed of representatives of the Argentine Association of Microbiology's Food, Drug and Cosmetic Division (DAMyC-AAM) and the Latin-American Sub-Commission of the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (LAS-ICMSF), are pleased to announce this important international event on food microbiology.
The event includes the 11th Latin-American Congress on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (COLMIC), the 4th Argentine Congress on Food Microbiology (CAMA), and the 3rd Argentine Symposium on Food Preservation (SACA).
For more information, please visit the event website.
ICMSF, in conjunction with the Australian
Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and the
International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), presented
the Securing Global
Food Safety Conference.
Microorganisms in Foods 8: Use of Data
for Assessing Process Control and Product Acceptance
has been published.
An illustrated version of the ICMSF layperson's guide, "A Simplified Guide to Understanding and Using Food Safety Objectives and Performance"
"Relating Microbiological Criteria to Food Safety Objectives and Performance Objectives" Published in Food Control.
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ICMSF has developed software tools:
- to determine the performance of statistical sampling plans that are used to assess the microbiological quality of batches of food, and;
- to validate the efficacy of measures to control microbial contamination of foods using the Food Safety Objective approach.
The Commission has also prepared documents that explain the use of both tools. To access these documents and to download the Programs (which run in Microsoft® Excel®), follow this link.
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