Beef Industry Safety Summit

Posted by Stacey Garcia, Ph.D. on Mar 9, 2015 9:49:38 AM

This week, Roka attended the Beef Industry Safety Summit in Dallas, TX.  The summit is a joint effort of BIFSCo and the Beef Checkoff. The summit was well-attended despite the less-than-ideal travel situation (ice and snow throughout the US, including in Dallas!). There were lots of interesting topics, including regulatory updates, a GFSI overview, and breakout sessions to brainstorm how the industry can continue to improve their food safety systems.


Evan Chaney presented his poster on validation of the Atlas EG2 STEC Detection Assay on ground beef, beef trim, and frozen beef. Click here to request a copy of the poster.


Maureen Harte presented her poster on quality tools and metrics to measure error potential in E. coli assays. Click here to request a copy of the poster.

Overall, it was a great event, enabling attendee participation, learnings about emergent issues, and of course lots of networking!

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Topics: Food Safety Meetings, pathogen testing