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Validation and Standardization of PCR-Based Methods for Detection and Quantitative Risk Assessment of Foodborne Pathogens (Food-PCR 2)

Institutions
Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Start date
2004
End date
2006
Objective
The overall objective of this project was to facilitate implementation of PCR-based methods, such as real-time PCR or microarray-PCR, for both the detection and verification of food-borne pathogens, through harmonization and standardization of methods in Europe. This was achieved by:
  • Real-time PCR protocols
  • Establishment of European working groups.
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Contribution to the preparation of standard (CEN) documents.
  • More information
    This was an extension of the 5th FP consortium project, Food-PCR. The target micro-organisms were thermotolerant Campylobacter spp., Salmonella enterica and foodborne viruses. The work involved establishment of European working groups, a PCR database, contribution to the preparation of European draft standards in collaboration with European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) Workgroups, hands-on workshops for harmonisation of methodologies, standard operating procedures for collaborative trials, and the exchange of scientists and students.

    Project number
    MVN-WP10
    Categories
    Salmonella
    Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication