• Apr 25, 2023 from 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Location: Webinar
  • Latest Activity: Mar 30

The safefood Knowledge Network will host a free webinar on Salmonella giving an update on cases,
outbreaks and control measures in the food industry.

This webinar will be of interest to those working in food-producing enterprises, public health
authorities, researchers, and food safety professionals.

Dr Frida Jørgensen: Senior Food Microbiologist, UK Health Security Agency
Dr Frieda Jørgensen specialises in the epidemiology and persistence of zoonotic pathogens in the
environment and their transfer into the food chain. Awarded PhD from the Royal Agricultural and
Veterinary University, Copenhagen, in 1996. Joined the UK Public Health Laboratory Service in 1998
and became head of the UK Health Protection Agency's Foodborne Zoonoses Unit. Currently acting as
a senior scientific microbiologist in the UK Health Security Agency.

Dr Gary McMahon: Company Microbiologist, Moy Park, Northern Ireland
Dr Gary McMahon graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a BSc Hons in Applied Microbiology
and a PhD in Food Microbiology. He has over 30 years of experience working in Moy Park within the
Group Laboratories and the site and Technical & Quality Management functions. He has also
undertaken project management of various research with UK universities as well as an EU-funded

Dr Aoife Colgan: Senior Epidemiologist, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Ireland
Dr Aiofe Colgan has worked in HPSC since 2017. She graduated with a first class honours BA Mod.
(Microbiology) degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2009 and began her PhD at Trinity College in
2010. She has published several peer-reviewed articles in international journals on Salmonella

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