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Effective control of viruses in the food manufacturing industry

Project team: Annette Sansom
Member funded research project
Running: Jan 2019 - Dec 2021
Steering MIG: Microbiology
Project Number: 147082
Proposal documentation

There is a requirement for the food industry to have effective control measures for viruses. Of importance is the assessment/validation of antimicrobial treatments against viruses. Selection of the correct surrogates for validation of food control measures is also important. The project will investigate the effect of product composition on survival and inactivation of various surrogates. The effects of processing and fresh produce decontamination technologies combined with ongoing storage will also be assessed. This project will provide members with data on the effect of product composition, processing and storage on the survival and inactivation of various surrogates.

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