Inactivation of bacterial biofilms

Project title: Inactivation of bacterial biofilms – new approaches
Member Funded Research project number: 144030

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.

Agar plates

Project Lead:
Robert Limburn

Jan 2018 - Dec 2020

Steering MIG: Microbiology

Project outputs

RSSs, R&Ds and guidelines

Project updates
  • Output to be listed shortly

Related categories to this project

Hygiene Manufacturing and processing Microbiology

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