Does your food taste good? Is it safe? What are researchers and the food industry doing to ensure that you don’t have to compromise on the pleasure of good food for the lower risk of catching a food-borne disease? A group of students and experts in food safety and processing met in Potsdam, Germany to learn about the best ways to make food safe using clean technology.
SUIT4FOOD is an ERASMUS+ funded project, coordinated by the University of Malta. Its goal is to teach students how to use technologies like high water pressure, cold atmospheric plasma, ultraviolet light or ultrasound instead of chemical treatments to make food safe, with less waste and negative environmental impact.
PhD and Master students from Sweden, Greece, Malta, Germany, and Spain got together in The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy for a training that combined theory with practice. They also learned how to have more successful conversations about their research with experts and consumers.
You can get involved with this project by attending the upcoming pop-science events during Science in the City Festival later this year. There you will get the chance to understand better what we do to make food safe.
For more information check out: https://www.um.edu.mt/healthsciences/projects/suit4food for announcements on where to meet us and how to get in touch!
SUIT4FOOD is organised by the University of Malta together with leading institutions around Europe. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union that is supported by the European Commission.