Food and water quality, safety and security
The groups working on the Food Safety area evaluate the presence or production of chemical compounds that can be linked to food safety, as well as presence of pathogenic, indicator and spoilage microorganisms in food matrices. This issue is approached as biological risk with studies taking place on the interface between basic science and risk analysis, aiming at anticipating safety problems during manufacturing or distribution and contributing to improving preservation of food products. Risks related to microbial pathogens and antibiotic resistances can also be evaluated.
iBET is a partner of the network organization SELAMAT that brings together stakeholders dealing with food safety from Europe and Asia to share methodology and policy developments related to food quality and safety.