Call for Papers
for the International Smoked Seafood Conference
The deadline for this call has been extended to January 22, 2007
This conference will address the issues surrounding smoked seafood products, and will offer information for and from academics, agency regulators, consumers, and vendors of ingredients and equipment. For more about the conference background and goals, please see the About the conference page.
This call for papers seeks contributions on smoked seafood processing especially, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Safety of food products, including C. botulinum, S. Aureus, L. Monocytogenes, histamine, parasites and use of bacteriophage
- Regulatory issues, including the FDA risk assessment and the FDA hazards guide; local, state, federal and international agencies; process validation
- Sanitation and cross-contamination
- Equipment, including microprocessor controls
- Ingredients, including types of wood and carbon monoxide
- Process optimization
- Quality and shelf stability
- Packaging, including antimicrobial and microwaveable materials
- Consumer issues
- New products
To contribute either an oral or poster presentation, submit an abstract no later than January 12, 2007, using the online abstract submission form. If you cannot access or complete the form, submit the required information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot submit electronically, contact the conference coordinator at 907-474-6701.
Abstracts must include:
- Type of presentation preferred (oral or poster).
- Topic area from above list, or suggest a topic.
- Title, in upper/lowercase type, using as few words as possible.
- Author(s) names as they should appear in the abstract book; full affiliation and mailing address; and phone, fax, and email address. Use superscript style.
- Name of presenter and contact person if different from first author.
- Text of abstract in 250 words or less; do not include any headings, tables, figures or references. If paragraphs in your abstract are particularly long, please break them up into smaller paragraphs of 170 words or less, especially if you use the online submission form.