1. Microbiology & Food Hygiene

1. Microbiology & Food Hygiene

The main objective of our research into the microbiological aspects of food safety is to increase our understanding of how and where pathogenic microorganisms enter the food chain, their prevalence and distribution.

The safefood approach has been multi-sectoral: projects have focussed on examining the microbiological aspects of food safety in the home, the catering industry and food production plants as well. The emphasis has been on interventions to control and prevent microbial contamination thereby augmenting food safety right across the food chain.


Food Industry

Foodborne Disease





General Food Microbiology

Risk Communication