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The need for research on raw milk cheese safety and quality

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 November 2011 19:35

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A SAFE Consortium Position Paper,



Agroscope (Switzerland): Thomas Berger, Rene Imhof
AZTI-Tecnalia (Spain): Begoña Pérez Villarreal
Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland): Aidan Coffey
ESB-UCP (Portugal): Ana Gomes, Manuela Pintado, Paola Teixeira
ILVO (Belgium): Geertrui Vlaemynck
ISPA-CNR (Italy): Milena Brasca, Vincenzina Fusco, Stefano Morandi
SAFE consortium (Belgium): Katherine Flynn
Teagasc (Ireland): Kieren Jordan
TNO (Netherlands): Athina Esveld
TÜBITAK-MAM (Turkey): Mehlika Borcakli, Tarik Ozturk
University of Naples Federico II (Italy): Maria Barile, Amalia Mormile, Nicoletta Murru

Based on a seminar of the same name in the SAFE Consortium Food Safety Seminar Series which was organised by SAFE member Agroscope together with the SAFE office, and held in December 2008 in Brussels Belgium with a follow up meeting in April 2009 at the 2nd SAFE Consoritum International Congress on Food Safety in Girona Spain and an update of the paper in October 2011.

Read more about the Brussels seminar here (coming soon).

Read more about the SAFE Consortium Congress here.

Part 1 of this Position Paper is available here.

The entire paper is available to SAFE members. Log in as a Member and visit the Publications link.


Interesting Notes

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