The Innovative Pathogen Pilot Plant at Leatherhead Food Research

19 November 2012

Leatherhead Food Research's new pilot plant facility is an exciting new solution to pathogen challenge testing available to the global food, drink and related industries. In this video Prof. Paul Berryman, Chief Executive, discusses how the facility expands Leatherhead’s currently available research capabilities to deliberately contaminate both conventional and new food products with pathogens in order to investigate the fate of such micro-organisms under selected processing and storage conditions. Dr Evangelia Komitopoulou, Head of Food Safety, describes a Member Forum Research project involving the systematic evaluation of the survival and heat resistance of specific foodborne pathogens in low moisture foods.