Foodborne illnesses are a global challenge. Projects to ensure food can be safely consumed are being launched around the world.
Location: Southeast Asia
Sponsor: A consortium of 14 European and Southeast Asian partners,
made up of universities, research
groups and government arms
Project goal: Teach food science
and quality to educators and other
stakeholders in six of the region’s
Location: United States
Sponsor: Chipotle Mexican Grill
Project goal: Implement more
robust food safety processes at the
restaurant chain’s small-farm food
suppliers to prevent outbreaks of E.
coli and other contaminants.
Budget: US$10 million
Timeline: Launched in 2016
Sponsor: U.K. Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences Research Council
and Department for International
Project goal: Prevent the spread
of infectious diseases between
livestock and people.
Budget: NZD8.8 million
Sponsor: European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation program
Project goal: Develop and scale new
food-processing technology to kill bacteria in prepared meals while retaining
fresh qualities through high pressures
and high temperatures.
Budget: € 2. 3 million