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Rapid detection of microbial contaminants in food products using electronic nose technology

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

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

Participants (9)

BLOODHOUND SENSORS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane 175
LS2 3AR Leeds
BUNDESANSTALT FUER FLEISCHFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
20,E.-c.-baumann-strasse 20
95326 Kulmbach
CAMPDEN AND CHORLEYWOOD FOOD RESEARCH ASSOCIATION GROUP
United Kingdom
Address
--,Station Road
GL556LD Chipping Campden,glouste
ENVIRONICS OY
Finland
Address
Työmiehenkatu 2
50101 Mikkeli
GRANJA CASTELLO S.A.
Spain
Address
Ferrer I Busquet, 125
25230 Mollerussa (Lleida)
NATIONAL VETERINARY AND FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Hsmeentie 57
00231 Helsinki
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tietotie 2
02044 Espoo
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Dtu, Blgd. 221
2800 Lyngby
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
Address
177,Avda Rovira Roure 177
25198 Lleida