There is a need for the rapid and early cost effective detection of undesirable harmful microbial contaminants, toxins and taints in the dairy and bakery product industries. This project will examine the use of innovative electronic nose (e .nose) detection systems for the early detection of bacteria yeasts and filamentous fungi and off-odours in these related economically important industries. In vitro, and in site studies using food matrices will be utilized for the detection and differentiation between spoilage microorganisms, physiological tainting, and oxygenic and non-oxygenic species. Interlaboratory validation will be carried out with four different e.nose systems for optimising detection. In collaboration with enosis technology companies, and end users testing will be carried out in dairy and bakery product companies and the cost/benefit analyses for exploitation of the technology quantified for commercial exploitation.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
LS2 3AR Leeds
GL556LD Chipping Campden,glouste
25230 Mollerussa (Lleida)