Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute
|English name:Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute
Original name:Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute
Department:Food Microbiology Branch
Division:Agriculture, food and Environmental Science
|Newforge Lane 18a|
BT9 5PX Belfast
Related Technology Datasheet
|For industry||For research organisation||For Others|
| (Food) biology
Related Facility Datasheet
|Technology||Application field||Equipment available|
|High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP)|| HPP treatment of wide range of foods including seafood, fruit and vegetable products, raw and RTE meats, wet salads, dips.
Commercial pressure processing on behalf of customers
Research on HPP inactivation of microorganisms in foods, including Pathogens (Clostridium botulinum, Campylobacter, Salmonella, E. coli etc). Shelf-life assessments and challenge testing.
| 1 x 35L HPP vessel, operating up to 600 MPa; 2 x 1 l vessels operating up to 900 MPa; MAP and vacuum-packaging equipment.
|High pressure homogenisation (HPH)||Research on HPH inactivation of microorganisms in liquids|| 1 High Pressure Homogeniser, operating up to 300 MPa.
|Sensory evaluation|| Sensory evaluation on behalf of the food industry;
Research into factors affecting beef eating quality
| 1 x sensory evaluation unit operating to BSI 5929 Part 1
|Analytical support services||Full range of microbiological and chemical analytical services. All work accredited under UKAS (ISO17025) or ISO 9001:2008||Containment Level I, II and III laboratories|
|Alan McKay||Project Leader for HPH||Food microbiology; molecular|
|Ketty Wang||Dongguan Betterfresh LTD.|
|Linda Farmer||Sensory Evaluation||Food chemistry; sensory evaluation unit manager|
|Margaret Patterson||Project Leader for HPP||Food microbiology; HPP facility manager|
|Mehmet Pala||Prof. Dr. Lecturer|
|Michael Rowe||Analytical services||Food microbiology; manager of analytical services|
|Oliver Bonkamp||Intersection between business and science||modern laboratories for rent|
|ali ali||founder technologist phl technology since1975||Founder of PHL TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1975 at turn key basis.|