STEC causes disease by producing the Shiga toxin, which can cause severe damage to the lining of the intestine and to other target organs, such as the kidneys.
As major progress was made in reducing the impact of other diseases, hepatitis became what the World Health Organization (WHO) refers to as a long-neglected epidemic, causing devastating and complex health problems. No longer overshadowed, hepatitis has moved into the spotlight as one of the world’s leading causes of death.
SHIFT20, the Institute of Food Technology’s (IFT) 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo, is occurring virtually this year, but that hasn’t halted the collaboration and engagement that allows participants to see food innovation through a new lens. Two sessions in particular are hosted by bioMérieux colleagues: an IFT Featured Session, “Data Revolution: Is Food Safety Sitting on the Sidelines?”, and an IFT Hot Topic Session, “Food Safety: Going Viral.”