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Rick (R.A.) Holley
Department of Food Science, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Product Traceability
Monday, September 13, 2010
2:00 - 2:30 pm

Abstract: While traceability is not a panacea to cure food safety problems, traceability and recall are the last line of defence in preventing food borne illness. The extent of consumer concern as well as pressures from trade relationships, food defence issues, industry liability and cost will determine the degree to which traceability systems are adopted.
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Rick Holley is currently Professor Food Microbiology and Food Safety, Department of Food Science, University of Manitoba. He has published 160 papers in peer reviewed journals, a book and book chapters. Research interests include microbial ecology of meats, use of natural antimicrobials in food, and zoonotic pathogens in animals and the environment. He is a former head of the Department of Food Science and chair of the Canada Committee on Food and is presently chair of the International Standards Organization Technical Committee 34 for Food and Agriculture in Canada and is or has been a member of NSERC, CRC, Killam Foundation Research and the IUFoST Food Safety and Security committees. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Panel, CFIA. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology and recently received awards for research from the CIFST, the Canadian Meat Council and the University of Manitoba. He was invited to testify before the House of Commons Agriculture food safety committee and at the Weatherill investigation into listeriosis this spring.

There have been over 250 news media interviews given over the last 12 months related to food safety issues in Canada.

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