“SAFE-ROOOM” is to increase the food safety in the ingredient and food factories
“SAFE-ROOOM” development progresses at an anticipated pace.
INFUSER, Chr. Hansen, Frankly Juice, PH Metropol and the Biofilm Facility at the University of Copenhagen share common objectives in the “SAFE-ROOOM” project.
The consortium launched the project with the purpose of developing a solution for safe, fast and easy whole-room disinfection for food and ingredients factories. The Market Development Fund (Markedsmodningsfonden) is co-financing the project.
Please refer to the article announcing the kick-off of the project for more information.
The project advances in a good pace with relevant adjustments to the initial plan. The project kicked-off in January 2017 and the first general status meeting took place on the 19th of June 2017. The stakeholders took terms and informed each other about the developments. The next general status meeting is taking place on the 2nd of February 2018.
The team spirit between the parties marks the effective communication and is the foundation for the advancements made. Namely:
- Market data and coordination – significant market data and knowledge collected from food factories in Denmark (for example: CP. Kelco, Nestle, Royal Greenland, Kohberg);
- Modelling disinfection treatment in large areas – CFD simulations of different volumes;
- On-site field tests with partners – the team performed tests at Chr. Hansen and Frankly Juice production facilities; INFUSER works on securing additional tests in the Capital Region of Denmark;
- Material compatibility studies – ongoing process with concluding remarks on plastics;
- Biofilm – the key work will take place in 2018, the work is in progress;
- Technical design of the solution – the work starts by the end of February 2018;
- Disinfection efficacy tests in laboratory – PH Metropol will be actively progressing in 2018;
- Standard operating procedure – it is to follow in Q4 of 2018;
Tests reports that conclude on the learning are put in writing.
SAFE-ROOOM aims at providing a new and innovative solution to elevate the hygiene in the food and ingredient factories to unprecedented levels. SAFE-ROOOM would be a new mean to perform whole-room disinfection. It would offer a unique combination of benefits that no other competitive solutions could offer.
- no human work
- fully automated and monitored
- short treatment time
- consumable and by-product free
The SAFE-ROOOM addresses pathogens issues found in a broad spectrum of industries and local settings with a prime focus on air and surface disinfection in the food and ingredient industry. It elevates food safety to the benefit of the food industry, the consumers, the society and the environment.
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