Dear Café Scientifiquers,

Our next café will happen next Tuesday, November 23, 7:30pm at the Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir Street). The speaker that evening will be Dr. Kevin Allen, an expert on food microbiology.

Here is the abstract of the talk, and a couple of related links:

Food safety – How safe is our food?

Over the past decade there has been increasing media attention associated with recurring food safety issues in Canada. Recalls of deli meats, cheese, and produce have become common-place in media headlines and leave consumers uncertain as to the risks associated with their food. This begs a question – how safe is our food? Are they safer today than they were in yester-years? To address this, an historical perspective of food safety will be presented with the intent of examining how food safety issues have changed and how today’s food supply has created new risks with foods previously assumed risk-free.

Article in UBC Reports

Research homepage

We hope to see you next Tuesday!


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