Campden BRI sets up club project to provide effective virus control measures for the food industry
Campden BRI is inviting companies to join a club project which aims to provide solutions for effective virus control measures for the food industry. There is less information about the control measures needed to reduce or eliminate hazards produced by foodborne viruses than for bacterial pathogens.
The club will be of interest to processors and retailers of any foods which may be handled and could become contaminated with enteric viruses. It will also be relevant to producers, suppliers, processors and retailers involved in the manufacture and sale of at-risk foods which may be spray irrigated (e.g. salad vegetables and berry fruits).
The project will provide:
- Insight on an evolving data set regarding heat treatments suitable for control of viruses in foods enabling informed risk management strategies
- Knowledge of water treatments that can be used to control viruses will assist primary producers in deciding the most effective treatment of irrigation water when potable water is not used or available
The club project is planned to start on 1st November 2018 and will last for one year. Please register your interest by Tuesday 31st July.
Participating companies will have the opportunity to exploit the findings for their own commercial purposes. The project will be jointly funded and steered by the members of the project.
Please contact Martin D’Agostino for further information - firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)1386 842537.