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Inactivation of bacterial biofilms – new approaches

Investigators
Limburn, Robert
Institutions
Campden BRI
Start date
2018
End date
2020
Objective

Bacterial biofilms pose a constant threat to the quality of a wide variety of foods. Organisms existing in a biofilm state are able to resist a number of microbiological measures to a greater degree than planktonic cells, leading to persistent challenge to cleaning and CIP systems.

The aim of this project is to define the resistance of key spoilage organisms in their biofilm state in order to establish and optimise procedures for decontamination and / or removal of biofilms in food industry settings.

Funding Source
Campden BRI
Project source
https://www.campdenbri.co.uk/research/inactivation-bacterial-biofilms.php
Project number
144030
Categories
Legislation and Regulations
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Food Defense and Integrity