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Cafe Scientifique Tga - How safe is our food?

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Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club Inc

90 Keith Allen Drive

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty 3110

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Cafe Scientifique is pleased to welcome Distinguished Professor Nigel French, Director of the NZ Food Safety Science and research Centre back to Tauranga to talk to us about Food Safety.

New Zealand exports most of the food we produce and we feed an estimated 40 million people around the world. For this reason it is imperative that we maintain our reputation for producing safe food. Quite simply, our economy depends on it, and a major incident in one sector can have serious consequences for all sectors. So what about food produced and consumed in New Zealand? While we have a world leading food safety system we are not without issues. Compared with other equivalent countries we have some of the highest reported rates of disease associated with foodborne pathogens such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, E. coli and Yersinia. Why is this, what does it mean for domestic public health and how can consumers protect themselves from potentially life-threatening illness?

Nigel is at the forefront of food safety research internationally and advises governments, the food industry and international bodies, including the World Health Organisation, on how to protect consumers and food companies from the impact of foodborne pathogens, using the latest scientific advances. His talk will provide a candid assessment of the safety of our food and food production systems, and a view on how to safeguard the health and wellbeing of both our domestic and international consumers.


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- $5 door fee covers venue hire and nibbles

- Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. It's all over by 9pm.


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