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2 SIK-The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, Microbiology and Product Safety Department, SIK
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P.O. Box 5401, SE 402 29 Gothenburg, Sweden
Tel: +46 31 335 56 00
Fax: +46 31 83 37 82
E-mail: eb@sik.se
Website: http://www.sik.se

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Research Personnel

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SIK-The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology is a private, non-profit, industrial research institute, owned by SIK Members/Association (70%) and IRECO AB, a holding company jointly owned by the Swedish State and the KK Foundation, (30%). The purpose of the Institute is to strengthen the competitiveness of its member companies. The head office is in Gothenburg, with regional offices in Lund and Uppsala. The number of employees is approx. 120, most of who are university graduates. The areas of expertise in food microbiology are prevalence studies, bacterial contamination routes, HACCP, risk assessment, bacterial survival and growth, predictive modelling, Yersinia enterocolitica, Escherichia coli O157 and other VTEC, Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter spp., Clostridium botulinum, Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus. Food safety research has been carried out on the farm, in meat abattoirs and meat processing plants, and in several other types of food industries. SIK also holds expertise in sensory analysis and in consumer studies on preference and attitude for food products.

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