FQN to attend WHO and RIVM conference

By Joseph James Whitworth

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The symposium is at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
The symposium is at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Related tags Epidemiology Foodborne illness Food safety

Findings of the first report to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases will be discussed at a conference this week.

The first ever WHO estimates was published by the Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) earlier this month.

They provided estimates by age, sex, and region for foodborne diseases caused by microbes, parasites and chemicals.

Tine Hald (National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark), Frederick Angulo (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA),Kazuaki Miyagishima (WHO, Switzerland) and Markus Lipp (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) will be some of the presenters.

The symposium 'The Global burden of foodborne diseases' is in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 15-16 December. FQN will be reporting live from the event, organised by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), ​follow our Twitter feed and the website to stay up to date.

Estimates will support countries in assessing their own burden of foodborne disease, increase awareness and commitment for implementation of food safety standards and highlight the magnitude of the global problem.

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