A Risk Assessment Model to Assess the Public Health Consequences of Foodborne Listeriosis
Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) is a ubiquitous pathogen that is typified by a low incidence but high mortality rate, particularly among susceptible groups in the population. The true public health implications associated with the prevalence of Lm in the food supply is unclear, particularly as it relates to its ubiquity in food production environments and low levels of prevalence in a variety of foods.
In this webinar researchers will discuss a risk assessment model developed using prevalence and outbreak data, dietary profiles of consumption, and pathogen growth characteristics to assess the public health impact of foods related to the burden of listeriosis. Experts will elucidate key risk metrics and discuss their evaluation of control measures and potential impact of regulatory policies on prevalence and disease incidence related to this pathogen.
• Dr. Sanjay Gummalla, Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs, AFFI
• Dr. Craig Hedberg, Professor, University of Minnesota
• Fernando Sampedro Parra, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota