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Rapid assessment of food safety via novel at-line measurements

Objective

The project centres on the creation of new and safer methods of food production. This will be achieved by critically examining a number of food processing operations to determine the optimum deployment of measurement tools to allow improved traceability of toxic contaminants and to identify hazard analysis critical control points within such processes. Rapid, low cost, simple to use immunochemical assay procedures will be developed to allow the at-line measurement of toxic compounds in food production processes, thereby creating a mechanism to achieve increased food safety. The specific problem addressed will be the reduction of toxic chloroprene and chloroanisole fungicide residues in wine,potable water and fruit juice processing operations. These compounds are found in many food products at part per billion levels. Implementation of this approach will provide the consumer with a high quality safer food product.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
Address
Wharley End
MK43 0AL Cranfield,bedford
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Pedernales / Sukkarieta
DIACLONE
France
Address
Boulevard Alexandre Fleming 1
25020 Besancon
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Lee Maltings, Prospect Row
Cork