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Europe: 4 universities open center on food safety

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The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has partnered with three institutions to advance global food safety and tackle challenges such as antimicrobial resistance, food authenticity and safe food packaging.

The three partners are Lund University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Bologna.

The group has also announced the addition of the National Food Institute and University of Bologna as new partners in the establishment of a Joint Centre of Excellence in Food Safety.

The center was conceived by Lund University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University in February 2016.

Antimicrobial resistance, food authenticity and safe food packaging are among the imminent food safety challenges, which the collaborating universities will tackle through science and technology that can be translated into applications aimed at enhancing food safety.

Exchanges between academics and students as well as expansion of partnerships with other stakeholders are also on the radar.

Following the success of the first Global Food Safety and Technology Conference, which was held in February 2016, the institutions will hold a second conference called GoFood in May 2017.

It will be organized by Lund University and the National Food Institute, and co-organized by Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Bologna.

The conference aims to enhance food safety enabled by new scientific advancements and technologies.

Story by Miriam Meister from Technical University of Denmark