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Canada’s Approach to Solving Food-Borne Illness Outbreaks

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"Canada’s Approach to Solving Food-Borne Illness Outbreaks," with Rick Holley, Ph.D., Professor, Food Microbiology and Food Safety, Department of Food Science, University of Manitoba, CANADA.

He has an active research program on microbial ecology of meats, use of natural antimicrobials in food, and zoonotic pathogens in animals and the environment. He is a former head of the Department of Food Science and has been involved in national and international committee work. He was a member of the Academic Advisory Panel, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for two years to 2011. He has published 175 scientific papers and received awards for research. He was invited to testify before the House of Commons Agriculture food safety committee and at the Federal Government investigation into listeriosis in 2009. He was appointed a Distinguished University Professor in 2010. There have been over 300 news media interviews given over the last 24 months related to food safety issues in Canada.

1. Dr. Holley's introductory information.
2. 2008 Listeriosis outbreak killed 22 Canadians.
3. Prevention/Food safety recommendations for Canada.
4. Food production safety steps and testing.
5. Enhanced surveillance and early detection of foodborne pathogens.
6. Good Agricultural Practices (GAP),
7. Dr. Holley's research and projects.

Rick Holley, Ph.D.
Professor, Food Microbiology and Food Safety
Department of Food Science,
University of Manitoba,
228 Ellis Building
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2 CANADA