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28/07/2006 - Presentation of SMAS at the "IUFOST 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology"

17-21 September 2006 -  Nantes,  France

On Monday, 18-09-2006, the SMAS project will be presented at the IUFOST 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology [www.inra.fr/iufost2006] :

Field evaluation of the application of time temperature integrators for monitoring food quality in the cold chain by P.S. Taoukis

The full paper is available in this site.

  Paper (.pdf)

24/07/2006 - Presentation of SMAS at the "20th International ICMF Symposium FOOD MICRO 2006"

August 29- September 2, 2006 -  Bologna,  Italy

On Friday, 1-09-2006, SMAS project research results will be presented at the FOOD MICRO 2006 Meeting  [www.foodmicro2006.org] :

1. Application and Experimental Validation of the TTI Based Chill Chain Management System SMAS for MAP Lamb Products by P.S. Taoukis, G. Katsaros, E. Gogou, Th. Tsironi, M. Tsevdou

The abstract is available in this site.

  Paper Abstract (.pdf)

01/06/2006 - Presentation of SMAS at the "2006 INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS ANNUAL MEETING"

Presentation of SMAS at the 2006 INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS ANNUAL MEETING June, 24-28, 2006 - Orlando Convention Center,  Florida, USA

On Tuesday, 27-06-2006, SMAS project research results will be presented at the 2006 IFT Annual Meeting  [www.ift.org] :

1. Development of a TTI based decision making tool for the chill chain management and optimisation by E. Gogou, J. Tzigounakis, M. Giannakourou,  P.S. Taoukis

2. Experimental validation of the TTI based chill chain management system SMAS for meat products, co-authored by E. Gogou, T. Tsironi, M. Tsevdou, G. Katsaros,  P. Taoukis

The abstract and the presentation of these papers is available in this site.

  Development of a TTI based decision making tool for the chill chain management and optimisation
  Experimental validation of the TTI based chill chain management system SMAS for meat products

04/04/2006 - Presentation of SMAS at "e;Cold Chain Management"e; 2nd International Workshop

On Monday, 8-05-06, SMAS project results will be presented at the Cold Chain Management 2nd International Workshop [www.iaph.uni-bonn.de/coldchain/index.htm]:
A paper based on SMAS research will be presented by P. S. Taoukis:

Development and experimental validation of SMAS - a TTI based chill chain management system

The abstract is available in this site.

  Paper Abstract (.pdf)

12/12/2005 - SMAS Project Final Brochure

An informative 6 page colour brochure of the SMAS project is available upon request to interested recipients from the Consumers,  Universities, Industry and Food Authorities.

The brochure is available as a pdf attachment and can be mailed in print.  Please send your request to the SMAS project coordinator at taoukis@chemeng.ntua.gr

  SMAS Project Final Brochure (.pdf)

24/08/2005 - Presentation of SMAS research at the "35th Research Conference Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences"

September 1 - 2, 2005, University College Cork, Ireland

SMAS project research will be presented at the 35th Research Conference Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, University College Cork (http://www.ucc.ie/acad/fns)

A poster will be presented entitled:Comparison of the survival of E.coli on beef caracass surfaces with that of excised beef pieces co-authored by K.M. Crowley, D.M. Prendergast, J. J. Sheridan, D.A., McDowell, and I.S. Blair

The full presentation is available in this site.

  Poster Presentation (.pdf)

20/04/2005 - International Workshop "Improving handling of meat products in the chill chain and at the consumer level - TTI development and application"

On Wednesday, 15-6-05, the 3rd and 4th SMAS Workshops will be held jointly at the Science Park Ideon (Beta House), Scheelevägen 17, Lund, Sweden.

It is organized as International Workshop Improving handling of meat products in the chill chain and at the consumer level - TTI (Time Temperature Indicators) development and application and is cosponsored by the SMAS project and SIK.

The programme of the Workshop and registration information are attached.

  Workshop Programme and registration information

15/04/2005 - Presentation of SMAS at the 3rd International Symposium on: Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Agri-Food Chain

On Monday, 30-05-05, SMAS project research will be presented at the Third International Symposium on: Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Agri-Food Chain- MODEL-IT 2005 [www.model-it-2005.be]:

Two  papers based on SMAS research will be presented:

  • Modelling and Reduction of Risk of Fresh Pork Products with SMAS: a TTI Based Chill Chain Management System co-authored by M. C. Giannakourou,  K. Koutsoumanis, GJE Nychas and P.S Taoukis
  • Modelling the Effect of House Hold Chilled Storage Conditions on the Risk Distribution of Meat Products co-authored by P. S. Taoukis, M.C. Giannakourou, K. Koutsoumanis and S. Bakalis

The full papers are available in this site.

  Modelling and Reduction of Risk of Fresh Pork Products with SMAS: a TTI Based Chill Chain Management System
  Modelling the Effect of House Hold Chilled Storage Conditions on the Risk Distribution of Meat Products

10/01/2005 - International Symposium "Safety and shelf life assessment of meat products in Europe"

On Friday, 18-2-05, the 2nd SMAS Workshop will be held at the Conference center De Reehorst in Ede, Netherlands. It is organized as International Symposium Safety and shelf life assessment of meat products in Europe and is cosponsored by the SMAS project, TNO Quality of Life, Department Microbiology and the Dutch Society of Microbiology (NVvM), section Food Microbiology.

The programme of the Workshop and registration information are attached.

  Programme of the Workshop and registration information (.pdf)
  Workshop Results Page

07/01/2005 - Presentation of SMAS at the "Society for Applied Microbiology January Meeting 2005"
Presentation of SMAS at the Society for Applied Microbiology January Meeting 2005
January, 12-13, 2005, Der Vere Hotel, Dunston Hall, Norwich , UK

On Wednesday, 12-01-05, SMAS project research will be presented at the Society for Applied Microbiology January Meeting 2005 [www.sfam.org.uk/janmeet_prn.html]:
Development and validation of a microbial spoilage model for aerobic stored ground meat co-authored by A.Stamatiou, K. Koutsoumanis, M.R.Adams and  G.J. Nychas

The full poster presentation is available in this site.

  Poster Presentation (PowerPoint Presentation)

01/11/2004 - Presentation of SMAS project at the conference "Integrating Safety and Nutrition Research along the Food Chain: The New Challenge"

At the three-day conference Integrating Safety and Nutrition Research along the Food Chain: The New Challenge, which was organised by Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Société Scientifique d’Hygiène Alimentaire (SSHA) with the support of the European Commission and took place in Lille on 27, 28 and 29 October 2004, [www.lille.inra.fr] a poster for the SMAS project was presented by Dr. S. Notermans of TNO.

 Development and application of a Safety Monitoring and Assurance System (SMAS) for chilled meat products co-authored by P. S. Taoukis and SMAS participants.

The poster is available in this site. Also the conclusions of the Lille Conference.

  Conclusions of the Lille Conference
  SMAS Project Poster

20/07/2004 - Presentation of SMAS at the "2004 INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS ANNUAL MEETING"

On Wednesday, 14-07-04, SMAS project research was presented at the 2004 IFT Annual Meeting  [www.ift.org] :

1. Risk management of chilled meat products with Time Temperature Integrators by P. S. Taoukis, M.C. Giannakourou, K. Koutsoumanis, G.J. Nychas

2. Application of multicomponent Time Temperature Integrators for optimization of the monitoring accuracy and reliability of the food chill chain, co-authored by P.S. Taoukis, and M.C. Giannakourou

The abstracts of these papers are available in this site.

  Risk management of chilled meat products with Time Temperature Integrators
  Application of multicomponent Time Temperature Integrators for optimization of the monitoring accuracy and reliability of the food chill chain

01/06/2004 - Presentation of SMAS at the "Thinking beyond tomorrow" International Food Conference

On Thursday, 17-06-04, [www.foodchain2004.com] SMAS project research will be presented by 

  1. Development and application of a Safety Monitoring and Assurance System (SMAS) for chilled meat products by P. S. Taoukis, and SMAS participants

  2. Safety and Quality Management of chilled meat products with Time Temperature Indicators, co-authored by P.S. Taoukis, S. Bakalis and M.C. Giannakourou

  3. Survival of Pseudomonas fluorescens on hot and cold beef carcass surfaces, co-authored by D.M. Prendergast, T.A. Rowe, J.J. Sheridan, D.A. McDowell and I.S. Blair.

  4. Development and validation of a predictive model for microbial spoilage of ground meat, co-authored by A. Stamatiou, P.S. Taoukis, G.J. Nychas and K. Koutsoumanis

The abstracts of these papers are available in this site.

  Development and application of a Safety Monitoring and Assurance System (SMAS) for chilled meat products
  Safety and Quality Management of chilled meat products with Time Temperature Indicators
  Survival of Pseudomonas fluorescens on hot and cold beef carcass surfaces
  Development and validation of a predictive model for microbial spoilage of ground meat

20/05/2004 - Presentation of SMAS at the "Farm to Fork Food Safety: A Call for Common Sense" International Conference

Presentation of SMAS at the "Farm to Fork Food Safety: A Call for Common Sense " International Conference
May, 12-14, 2004 - Athens, GREECE
Organized by the European Union Risk Analysis Information Network (EU-RAIN) [www.eu-rain.com]

On Friday, 14-05-04, SMAS project research was presented
"Monitoring of temperature and management of the food distribution chain including the retail and domestic stages" by P. S. Taoukis

The abstract of this paper is available in this site.

  Monitoring of temperature and management of the food distribution chain including the retail and domestic stages
  Conference Programme

20/03/2004 - Presentation of SMAS work at the conference: "Listeria monocytogenes and Risk Analysis "
During the conference Listeria monocytogenes and Risk Analysis a poster of  SMAS project related  research Predicting the Growth of L. monocytogenes in Meat under Fluctuating Temperatures: a Specific Software Tool co-authored by Yvan Le Marc and Jüzsef Baranyi was presented.
 
Full texts of the poster is available in this site.
  Poster Presentation (.pdf)

20/01/2004 - Presentation of SMAS at the 9th International Congress on Engineering and Food iCEF 9

During the 9th International Congress on Engineering and Food iCEF 9, [www.scifrance.org/congres/icef9] two presentations of the SMAS project research Shelf life management using multiple component Time-Temperature Integrators and Effect of domestic storage and cooking conditions on the risk distribution in ready to cook meat products  co-authored by M.C Giannakourou, S. Bakalis and P. S. Taoukis will be presented during the sessions on Food Process Control and Predictive Microbiology.
 
Full texts of these papers are available in this site.

  Shelf life management using multiple component Time-Temperature Integrators
  Effect of domestic storage and cooking conditions on the risk distribution in ready to cook meat products

20/11/2003 - Presentation of SMAS at the 1st International Workshop "Cold Chain Management"

On Tuesday, 9-12-03, in Session 4 of the 1st International Workshop Cold Chain Management  [www.iaph.uni-bonn.de/coldchain.htm] a presentation of the SMAS project research Development of a safety monitoring and assurance system (SMAS) for the management of the food chill chain co-authored by M.C Giannakourou, P. S. Taoukis, K. Koutsoumanis, G.J. Nychas  was presented by Dr. Giannakourou and Dr. Taoukis
 
The abstract of this paper is available in this site.

  Paper Abstract (.pdf)
  http://www.iaph.uni-bonn.de/coldchain/

05/11/2003 - Presentation of SMAS at the 3rd Greek Symposium "Product safety and quality and competitiveness in the food industry"
On Friday, 7-11-03, in Session 5 of the 3rd Greek Symposium “Product safety and quality and competitiveness in the food industry” [www.elot.gr] a presentation of the SMAS project research Development and application of a TTI based chillchain monitoring and management system co-authored by P. S. Taoukis, K. Koutsoumanis and G.J.E. Nychas  was presented by Dr. Taoukis
 
This paper appears in the Conference proceedings and is available in this site.
  Presentation Paper (.pdf)

03/10/2003 - Workshop “Mathematical modelling on safety and spoilage of meat"

In the morning of Wednesday, 1-10-03, the Workshop on Mathematical modelling on safety and spoilage of meat was organized by the project in conjunction with the International Symposium on the Epidemiology and control of Foodborne Pathogens in Pork, SAFE PORK (1-4 October,2003), Crete.

The Workshop was successfully held at Creta Maris Hotel, Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete.

The Workshop was free for attendance by interested participants from Universities, Industry and Regulatory Authorities. It was attended by an international audience of 80 participants. Presentations and following discussions were very well received. Microbial modeling and in particular the ComBase tool and the SMAS project were the focus of attention.

  Symposium home page
  Information and program (.pdf)
  Combase home page
  Microbial modelling fundamentals
  Modelling (.pdf)

10/09/2003 - SMAS project leaflet available

An informative 4 page colour leaflet of the SMAS project is available upon request to interested recipients from the Consumers,  Universities, Industry and Food Authorities.

The leaflet is available as a pdf attachment and can be mailed in print.  Please send your request to the SMAS project coordinator at taoukis@chemeng.ntua.gr

  SMAS Leaflet(.pdf)

31/07/2003 - Presentation of SMAS at IAFP 2003 - 90th Annual Meeting

August 13, 2003 -  New Orleans, USA

On Wednesday, 13-8-03, 2:00 p.m. in the Technical Session on Risk Modeling of the 90th  Annual Meeting of the International Association of Food Protection [www.foodprotection.org] a presentation related to the present research project entitled Application of a Safety Monitoring and Assurance System (SMAS) for minimizing the risk of listeriosis of cooked ham co-authored by K. Koutsoumanis,  P. S. Taoukis and G.J.E. Nychas  was presented by Dr. Koutsoumanis.
 
The abstract of this paper appears in the Meeting proceedings and is available in this site.

  Paper Abstract (.pdf)

13/06/2003 - Presentation of SMAS at 4th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods

In the morning of Thursday, 19-6-03, in Session 7 of the 4th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods a presentation related to the present research project entitled “Development of a Safety Monitoring and Assurance System (SMAS) for chilled food products” co-authored by K. Koutsoumanis, P. S. Taoukis and G.J.E. Nychas was presented by Dr. Koutsoumanis.

A short version of this paper appears in the Conference proceedings and is available in this site.

  4th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
  Paper Presentation (.pdf)

EC FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME - Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources - Project QLK1-2002-02545