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New GUDP-funded project tackling Campylobacter in chicken

Thor Ice Chilling Solutions is pleased to announce its participation in a new collaborative project funded by the Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP) of the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries.

The GUDP-funded “SafeChicken” project, led by the DTU National Food Institute, will focus on new methods to prevent Campylobacter bacteria from ending up in chicken meat and ensure product safety for the consumer. The 3-year project will involve collaboration with DTU National Food Institute, DTU’s Department of Chemical Engineering and the Danish poultry producer Danpo. 

Chicken is the meat that has the lowest carbon footprint and, for that reason, greater focus on more sustainable diets globally may increase future demand for chicken meat. Yet, chicken is the most frequent food source for foodborne Campylobacter infections in Europe. In addition, the increasing emphasis on free-range flocks of broilers poses an even bigger challenge considering free-range are far more often infected with Campylobacter than conventional flocks. For that reason, it is important to gain knowledge and develop solutions that reduce Campylobacter in poultry meat to prevent future food infections. 

For more information, see the official press release here

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