Why are we undertaking this project?
Bacterial biofilms pose a constant threat to the quality of a wide variety of foods. Organisms within a biofilm state
can resist microbiological measures to a greater degree than planktonic cells, leading to a persistent challenge for cleaning and to CIP
(cleaning in place) systems.
What are we doing as part of this project?
Defining the resistance of key spoilage organisms in their biofilm state to establish and optimise procedures for
decontamination and / or removal of biofilms in food industry settings.