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Third meeting of the Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG)

Date: 26–30 October 2009
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

The third formal meeting of the Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) will appraise results over the past 12 months. The purpose of the meeting is:

  • to update the FERG members on the progress made;
  • to review and advance the work of the specific task forces (enteric diseases, parasitic diseases, chemicals and toxins, source attribution and country studies;
  • to review preliminary results in all task force areas.

There will also be a special consultation meeting with food safety stakeholders, international policy-makers and policy experts to present preliminary data to the public, discuss progress made and advance the Initiative's work in the translation of research evidence into food safety policy and public health action. This stakeholder event will bring together governments, industry, donors, NGOs, consumer groups and the public and scientific media.

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