The overall objective of SafeConsume is to Reduce health burden from foodborne illnesses. The ambition is to initiate a new and broader approach in future research, innovation, education and food safety policy, widening the space of opportunities for improving food safety.
22. December 2016
Have you ever thought about the health risk of leaving your cold cuts out in a warm room during your Christmas buffet? It is not actually that big, but statistically 60,000 Europeans will get sick on Christmas Eve due to poor kitchen hygiene. Nofima scientists are now heading work in a new EU research project to reduce this number.
In this project we will develop robots that can perform cleaning of fish processing equipment.
Our research is to give new knowledge that contributes to the production of safe and durable food of high quality by those working in both land-based and sea-based food production.
The experimental pilot plant is a national centre in Norway, and the first high-security production hall in Europe. Scientists study life-threatening bacteria such as Listeria and E. coli here in a realistic production environment, in order to prevent serious food poisoning.
Healthy food that tastes good and is easy to prepare – this is what consumers want. Nofima is working with technologies and storage methods to ensure safe food that maintains a high quality for as long as possible.