INTERNATIONAL JOINT PROMISE AND BACFOODNET CONFERENCE
In Europe concerns about food are moving away from issues of ensuring an adequate supply and choice of products towards issues of food safety, animal and plant welfare, labelling and traceability. Mitigation of pathogen bacteria as well as persistent bacteria on foods and processing sites are of great concern in the food industry causing continuous recontamination and safety problems.
Two EU-funded projects, PROMISE and BacFoodNet, dealed with the objective to tackle common food safety threats and hence to protect the European consumers.
Following an integrated European approach these two project presented the outcome of their work at a joint conference at AGES Headquarters in Vienna.
On 17th and 19th November 2014 PROMISE presented their results regarding microbial risk mitigation.
From 18th to 19th November 2014 BacFoodNet shared their experiences on mitigating bacterial colonization on foods and foods processing surfaces.