Detection methods for food borne viruses and indicators for the evaluation and verification of food safety management systems in the fresh produce industry

01 October 2010 → 05 January 2016
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
fresh produce detection methods food borne viruses food safety management system
Project description

The goal is to develop detection methods for food borne viruses (NoV, HAV, RV) in water, on contact surfaces and fresh produce. Next these methods will be used in practice, on company level, by means of the execution of a Horticultural Assessment Scheme (HAS). The collected data will contribute to the construction of a base line and a better foundation of the food safety management systems (FSMS).