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Hidden dangers: Protecting our health by making food safe

Food safety takes constant vigilance. The changing landscape of food production and changes in the microbes themselves offer regular challenges.

Finding unsuspected disease outbreaks and fixing problems that led to them is an important part of public health. Now, advanced DNA sequencing is helping public health officials find and solve more outbreaks and target control measures to stop them from happening again. Working with partners from farm to fork, food can be made safer for everyone. 

This talk will be delivered by Dr Robert Tauxe, Director for the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Palmerston North 7.00pm 24 October, Globe Theatre

Christchurch 7.00pm 30 October, Rolleston Lecture Theatre

Dunedin 7.00pm 31 October, Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum Auditorium

Wellington 7.00pm 1 November, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, 2 Taranaki St