MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY
Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit
Project Number: 0500-00031-001-04
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 01, 2007
End Date: Jun 30, 2012
Research will address methods to determine the presence of pathogens in catfish/catfish products and to maximize elimination methods. Detection techniques will be developed to aid in processing and packaging operations, which should further enhance product safety.
Specifically the objectives are:
Optimize safety of aquaculture products through innovative processes for reducing microbiological, physical and chemical hazards in seafood/aquaculture products.
Determine the mechanisms influencing microbial survival of selected pathogens in seafood/aquaculture products.
Optimize the market value of seafood/aquaculture products through enhanced food safety and quality.
Develop and evaluate methods for detection and reduction of microorganisms, toxins and contaminants that could affect the safety of seafood/aquaculture products.