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Food safety for the Australian mushroom industry (MU16005)

Key research provider: Fresh Produce Safety Centre A-NZ
Publication date: Thursday, August 30, 2018

What was it all about?

This investment investigated food safety risks within mushroom production systems. It was responsible for:

  • Bringing together existing research and information on food safety in Australia’s mushroom industry, and on foodborne pathogens including listeria species, salmonella species and coli

  • Conducting surveys on mushroom farms to look at pathogen loads in compost, on casing and on fresh mushrooms over a 12-month period

  • Using a lab-based trial to investigate the potential for change in microbial loads over time for a range of processing and food chain scenarios.
Related levy funds
Details

This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Mushroom Fund

Funding statement:
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation

Copyright:
Copyright © Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited 2018.