Global food safety was on the agenda at a recent University of Queensland seminar in Vietnam.
The UQ Vietnam Professional Development Seminar focused on a range of issues around food safety, including new technologies, and emerging issues such as antibiotic resistance and pathogen evolution.
UQ School of Agriculture and Food Science Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology Dr Mark Turner said no country could afford to overlook food safety, which was vital to food quality.
“Foodborne illnesses cause significant illness, death and economic loss in both developing and industrialised countries,” he said.
“The seminar provided a forum for people to discuss and explore this issue, and particularly raised awareness of food safety in Vietnam.
“As presenter, I found it really valuable to connect with UQ alumni and academics who shared the same interest.”
The seminar was presented in three cities, hosted by UQ partners The Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, the Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Hanoi and the Danang University of Technology in Danang.
About 360 people attended, including UQs alumni, institutional partners, students and government authorities.
The annual UQ-VN Professional Development Seminars Series is designed to make aid the careers and personal growth of UQ graduates in Vietnam by enhancing and broadening knowledge and skills and developing personal qualities required in their professional lives.
The series offers an opportunity for engagement with UQ’s institutional partners on issues relevant to Vietnam’s development.
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