NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar - BCIT Student Research Projects

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BC Centre For Disease Control / Online webinar

655 12th Ave W

Tom Cox Boardroom

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The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health invites you to attend the upcoming Environmental Health Seminar, which will highlight three student research projects from the BCIT Environmental Health program. Webinar instructions will be included in the confirmation email. Presentation recordings will be posted on the NCCEH website.


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Prevalence of Listeria in produce: Comparing the total number of food recalls from the result of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and Escherichia coli in the last ten years using three-year intervals.

Speaker: Christine Sweezey, Student, BCIT Environmental Health Program

This presentation is on the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in food recalls. A comparative analysis of food recalls due to L. monocytogenes contamination between the years of 2006 to 2008 and 2016 to 2018 revealed that the amount of Listeria recalls has increased within the last decade. Subsequently, a comparison between the total recalls due to Listeria and those of Salmonella and E. coli indicated that Listeria is the top pathogen responsible for food recalls in the last three years.


Evaluating Food Safety and Edible Safety Knowledge in BC Populations

Speaker: Michael Cai, Student, BCIT Environmental Health Program

The anticipated legalization of cannabis edibles in Canada brings new public health challenges to the table. In addition to stringent regulation of edible products, public education on food safety and cannabis safety are important in reducing risks of edible-induced illnesses. The project assessed the depth of knowledge the BC population has in these safety aspects by comparing knowledge test scores among different demographic groups, especially between edible users and non-users. The data collected will support the development of public health intervention strategies to protect the public from unwanted effects of edibles.


Usefullness of BC's Guideline in Educating Food Bank Operators

Speaker: Diane Lee, Student, BCIT Environmental Health Program

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Guidelines for Food Distribution Organizations with Grocery or Meal Programs for food bank operators. The guideline plays an important role for food bank operators who are not required to take food safety training. A survey study was done to answer the following three questions: 1) Is this guideline being used by food bank managers in BC?; 2) Does the guideline meet their needs?; and 3) Is the guideline sufficient to educate them on essential information?

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655 12th Ave W

Tom Cox Boardroom

Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

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