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An integrated approach to prevent ochratoxin a contamination in post-harvest processing of coffee in east Africa

Objective

Ochratoxin A (OTA) is caused by mould growth in many food products and is nephrotoxic and possibly carcinogen to humans. It occurs in many food types including coffee. There is generally inadequate information about its production in coffee and how the problem should be addressed. This results mainly from a lack of knowledge of the complex microbiota in the coffee environment and the lack of effective quality systems in the producing countries. The objective of this project is to introduce the concepts of GMP and HACCP in combination with the use of protective cultures for biocontrol, especially lactic acid bacteria or yeasts that can inactivate or inhibit the growth of OTA producing moulds during coffee processing.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Address
30,Rolighedsvej 30
1958 Frederisksberg
Denmark

Participants (5)

ETHIOPIAN HEALTH AND NUTRITION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ethiopia
Address

Addis Abeba
FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR NUTRITION
Germany
Address
20,Haid-und-neustrasse 9
76131 Karlsruhe
KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Kenya
Address
Dunga Road
2 Nairobi
TANZANIA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
Tanzania
Address
Kimweri Avenue, Msasani
Dar Es Salaam
WORLD ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS
Denmark
Address
Gregersensvej, Danish Technological Instit.
2630 Taastrup