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Conference May 2-3 looks at how to handle food contaminated by biological threat agents

A workshop May 2–3 will focus on Treatment and Disposal of Food Products Contaminated by Biological Threat Agents. The conference is geared toward local and state officials and industry representatives interested in learning about effective planning and response to a biological threat event.

The workshop will cover the latest research and how to translate that information into response plans and policies for:

  • biological threat agents
  • agent dissemination
  • waste characterization
  • treatment and disposal
  • physical containment
  • public perceptions and media relations
  • decision-making under uncertainty
  • food industry response

Presenters will include industry reps and academic and government researchers. The fee is $295 per person ($ 150 for grad students). To enroll, visit http://biothreat.engr.wisc.edu. Please provide UW# W21 when enrolling. The workshop is sponsored by the UW-Madison, Food Research Institute, U.S. EPA and the Wisconsin Security Research Consortium.

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