Part 1 Expert interview with Dr R. Bruce Tompkin: Interview with a food safety expert: Dr R Bruce Tompkin. Part 2 Pathogen updates: Pathogen update: Salmonella; Pathogen update: Listeria monocytogenes; Pathogen update: Bacillus species; Pathogen update: Vibrio species; Emerging parasites in food; New research on antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens; Antibiotic resistance development and identification of response measures. Part 3 Pathogen surveillance, detection and identification: Advances in separation and concentration of microorganisms from food samples; Second generation polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA microarrays for in vitro and in situ study of foodborne pathogens; New approaches in microbial pathogen detection; Tracking of pathogens via virulence factors: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in cattle and potential risk for human disease; New research on estimating the global burden of foodborne disease. Part 4 Food preservation techniques: Novel methods for pathogen control in livestock preharvest: An update; New research on ensuring safety in dry processing environments; New research on bacteriophage and food safety; New research on MAP and pathogen behaviour; New research on organic acids and pathogen behaviour; Progress in intervention programmes to eradicate foodborne helminth infections. Part 5 Pathogen control management: Advances in understanding the impact of personal hygiene and human behaviour in food safety; Expanding the use of HACCP beyond its traditional application areas; Biotracing in food safety. Part 6 Understanding and modelling pathogen behaviour: Advances in single-cell approaches for the study of foodborne pathogens; Advances in genomics and proteomics-based methods for the study of foodborne bacterial pathogens; Next generation of predictive models.