Monitoring taxonomic evolutions of microbiota and their spoilage potential on Vietnamese Pangasius hypophthalmus from catch till consumer

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2015
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
microbial ecology spoilage metabolism Pangasius hypopthalmus
Project description

The proposed bilateral research project with Vietnam deals with studying the microbiological microbiota present on Pangasius hypophthalmus from catch till consumer. It aims at unravelling the contamination routes of specific spoilage organisms (SSO's) during the processing and distribution chain of Pangasius fillets (immediately after capture and during processing in Vietnam, after transport to Flanders, after further processing in Flanders till the end of the shelf life). Special interest goes to the introduction and growth of specific spoilage organisms and the their spoilage metabolism as influenced by different storage conditions.