“We have brought together a multidisciplinary consortium of specialist Research and SME partners representing 5 individual countries including partners from Norway, UK, Italy, Spain and Ireland”

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This three year project involves eight participants, of which five are SMEs. The SME participants include three food producers of convenience and RTE products (Matbørsen, Kohinoor and Forno Ramgnolo); one research-providing SME (IRIS), and one research management SME (Halbert Research).

The research partners from Norway, UK, Italy and Spain, have considerable expertise in food microbiology (food pathogenic and spoilage bacteria), food chemistry, food process technology, including preservation technology, information technology and modelling, laboratory analytical methods, cost-benefit analysis and risk assessment.