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FSQP FORUM: Research Presentations
February 21, 2014 Forum, Montreal, QC

"Food Safety and Technology"

PCR Based Methods for Successful Food Safety Testing from a Variety of Sample Matrices and Surfaces
Marcia Armstrong, PhD
Scientific Affairs Manager, Global Applied Testing, QIAGEN Inc

Upcoming Events and Workshops

FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY FORUM

FOOD SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY: Where we are, where we are going, and what it means for your business

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
11:00 - 16:00
Macdonald-Stewart Building, MSB-016
Macdonald Campus, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC


Marcia Armstrong, PhD
Scientific Affairs Manager, Global Applied Testing, QIAGEN Inc.

Christian Foucault
Manager, Agilent Technologies Canada

Food Safety and Quality Program

Food safety is a multidisciplinary field aimed at providing consumers with a high-quality food product, free of contaminants. It focuses on the analytical and toxicological aspects, in addition to risk analysis and management. Food safety has become increasingly important due to the globalization of the food supply chain and increased international trade. The estimated cost to the Canadian economy of food borne illnesses and related deaths is estimated at $12 to $14 billion per year. The food borne pathogens, Clostridium botulinum, Campylobacter, Cyclospora, E.