Tools for food chain protection

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference PosterScientific

    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
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    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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