Food-borne infections and food safety

Food-borne infections and food safety

International Conference on Food Microbiology (Food Microbiology-2016) is goting to be held on August 08-10, 2016 at Birmingham, UK. This revered conference will be focusing on the theme “Food Microbiology-2016: Meeting Needs for Sustainable and Safe Future”Food Microbiology-2016 will be focusing on increasing challenges and complexity posed by diverse aspects of Food Microbiology, ranging from international and local/regional issues in Food Safety and Food Hygiene to Food Biotechnology, and to the application of Molecular Approaches in all aspects of modern Food Microbiology. This conference also focuses on a wide variety of current research on microbes that have both beneficial and deleterious effects on the safety and quality of foods, and are thus a concern of public health.

Food Microbiology-2016 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, research scholars, students, delegates and exhibitors to exchange and share their experiences, research results about all aspects of Food, Food Microbes and Microbial Engineering. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Food Microbes and Microbial Engineering.

So we welcome to you to take part in this prestigious event at the beautiful city of Birmingham, UK.

Foodborne illness is a common, costly—yet preventable—public health problem. Many different disease-causing microbes, or pathogens, can contaminate foods, so there are many different foodborne infections. Foodborne illnesses are usually infectious or toxic in nature and caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances entering the body through contaminated food or water. Foodborne pathogens can cause severe diarrhoea or debilitating infections including meningitis. Chemical contamination can lead to acute poisoning or long-term diseases, such as cancer. Foodborne diseases may lead to long-lasting disability and death. Examples of unsafe food include uncooked foods of animal origin, fruits and vegetables contaminated with faeces, and raw shellfish containing marine biotoxins.