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IFR strengthens food safety research links with China

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10 November 2010

Institute of Food Research scientists are using a BBSRC China Partnering Award to develop links with research in Shanghai working on food safety. IFR, an Institute of BBSRC, is aiming to be the lead institution for any food risk assessment collaborative research with Chinese scientists.

Pradeep Malakar, who leads IFR's activities in China, recently attended the 50th anniversary of the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Science (SAAS), as a VIP guest, and the official opening of the new SAAS campus in the Fengxian district of Shanghai.

Following the visit, Pradeep Malakar gave an invited talk on "Clostridium botulinum spore loads in Agricultural products" at the 5th International Symposium on Agricultural Food Safety in Shanghai which was co-organised by Development Centre of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, PRC, China Association of Agricultural Science Societies and Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Exchange visits and training stays at IFR in Norwich are enabling Chinese scientists to effectively use quantitative microbial risk assessments (QMRA) on infectious bacterial agents in food commodities in China. IFR's QMRA research activities, led by Dr Gary Barker, are innovative and novel.

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