Tools for food chain protection

Hanna-Leena Alakomi, Liisa Hakola, Johanna Maukonen, Irina Tsitko, Erna Storgårds, Thea Sipiläinen-Malm

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Abstract

The food chain is vulnerable to natural, accidental and deliberate contamination. Therefore security and safety of food has a major role in the global public health. Several methods are needed to safeguard biosecurity and preparedness of the complex food chain. Rapid and reliable methods are needed to detect foodborne pathogens and trace their contamination routes. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) based tools provide an opportunity for rapid detection of target microbes. Anti-tampering and indicators can provide information about integrity of the packaging and authenticity of the products. Preventive actions and detection methods can be used to assure safety and traceability of the food chain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages98-102
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event9th Symposium on CBRNE Threats - How does the landscape evolve?, NBC 2015 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 18 May 201521 May 2015

Conference

Conference9th Symposium on CBRNE Threats - How does the landscape evolve?, NBC 2015
Abbreviated titleNBC 2015
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period18/05/1521/05/15

Keywords

  • food safety
  • traceability
  • pathogen
  • detection

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    Alakomi, H-L., Hakola, L., Maukonen, J., Tsitko, I., Storgårds, E., & Sipiläinen-Malm, T. (2015). Tools for food chain protection. 98-102. Poster session presented at 9th Symposium on CBRNE Threats - How does the landscape evolve?, NBC 2015, Helsinki, Finland.