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Risk of E. coli O157:H7 and Other STEC Workshop Announced

Jan 26, 2017

The STEC CAP Post-Harvest Extension Team will be hosting the "Managing the Risk of E. coli O157:H7 and Other Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef Products Produced by Small Meat Processors" workshop on June 17, 2017. The event will take place in College Station, TX just prior to the AMSA 70th RMC. This course is open to students and meat science/food safety professionals that work with small and very small meat processors.

Objectives:

1. Increase participant understanding of E. coli O157:H7 and other non-O157 STECs (Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli) in beef and the risk of foodborne illness.
2. Explore plant process control systems for E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157 STEC using HACCP and other Food Safety Management Systems.
3. Understand antimicrobial interventions, their effectiveness for reducing the population of STECs and their impact on quality of non-intact beef products.

Registration is $70 per person, register online. For a full course agenda please go online. Limited to 30 participants.

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