On the trail of pathogens in meat, eggs and raw milk

(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) To make food even safer for humans, experts from scientific institutions, food regulatory authorities and the business community will discuss current developments and strategies at the 'Zoonoses and Food Safety' Symposium at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on 4 and 5 November 2019, in Berlin-Marienfelde. Because some micro-organisms in food can cause health problems. Campylobacter in raw milk, salmonella in eggs or listeria in ready-to-eat foods often lead to outbreaks affecting numerous patients.
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Source: International Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Int J Microbiol Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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