Food safety for the Australian mushroom industry (MU16005)
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.
This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Mushroom Fund
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation
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