Nelly Denis, M.Sc.

Targeted Surveys in Microbiology
Food Safety Surveillance Unit
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

1400 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9


Research Interests:
The main role of my team at CFIA is to conduct nationwide retail surveys on targeted food commodities (e.g., fresh fruits and vegetables) to investigate the presence and levels of priority and/or emerging foodborne pathogens, including parasites such as Cyclospora, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Toxoplasma. The objective of these surveys is to obtain Canadian baseline information on selected food hazard combinations to help identify trends in microbiological contamination and estimate the prevalence of pathogens of concern in foods available on the Canadian marketplace.

food-borne pathogens, food-borne parasites, food safety surveillance, retail surveys