ProSafeBeef is dedicated to technology transfer
The 5 year lifespan of the ProSafeBeef Project has produced vast amounts of data and technological outputs. In order to effectively communicate these technologies to key personnel within the beef and food industry, a series of mini-publications have been developed. These four-page documents break the research down into a "digestible" format. Each of our TechKnowledge Digests cover a different research topic ranging from prediction of beef quality to consumer acceptance of novel products to detection of contaminants along the slaughterline. Digests also include the contact details of the project partners responsible for the research, should you wish to contact them with any question. With a total of 20 such publications planned, please check back regularly for updates.
Issue 1: Consumer Perceptions of Beef Safety and Healthiness
Research partners at the University of Ghent assessed the European consumers need for healthy, safe beef. Two consumer studies were carried out amoung in various EU countries. The results of this research provide important insights into the consumer decision making process.
Issue 2: Increasing the Detection of Faceal Contamination in the Abattoir
Project partners in the University of Aberystwyth have developed a patented system that detects faecal contamination on meat using novel tenchology. The addition of a water-based additive to finshing feed results in the ultra-violet fluorescence of faeces in the abattoir, allowing for real-time detection and visualisation of areas of contamination.
Issue 3: Development of Antimicrobial Bipolymer Based Packaging Films
The increased demand for Ready-to-Eat foods has led to an increased need for greater food safety controls. A new trend in food preservation consists of the use of active packaing. Project parnters in the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, investigated the use of antimicrobial polymer-based packaging films in the inhibition of foodborne pathogens and food spoilage organisms.
The Minute Beef:
This e-news letter is a presented as a synthesis of the most exciting and current innovations in the form of a shor... read more