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.
The project was aimed at creating robots that can clean machines used in fish processing and fish slaughterhouses.
The pathogen pilot plant is Europe's first high-security processing facility. Here, researchers study life-threatening bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli (EHEC) in a realistic processing environment, to prevent serious food poisoning.
Healthy, tasty food which is easily prepared – that is what today's consumers want. At Nofima we work with new technologies as well as storage and preservation methods intended to ensure that the food remains safe to eat and maintains the highest quality for as long as possible.