First network innovation showcase event is a success


The UK Food Safety Research Network’s first showcase event gave updates on projects to tackle food safety.

Network & Partnerships Manager of the UK Food Safety Research Network Dr Melissa Antoniou-Kourounioti said, It was fantastic to show the wider food industry the work we have been doing in our first year of the network. We’re excited to continue to connect people from across the food industry, policy and academia to innovate solutions to current food safety challenges.

On 18 May 2023, 147 people attended the FSRN-PATH-SAFE showcase. The UK Food Safety Research Network’s first showcase event was part of the PATH-SAFE seminar series.

The Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and Environment (PATH-SAFE) programme uses the latest DNA-sequencing technology and environmental sampling to improve the detection and tracking of foodborne disease and antimicrobial resistance. Together with the UK Food Safety Research Network, the showcase event highlighted progress in understanding emerging microbial risks in the food chain.

The showcase included an update on new training being developed by the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) to respond to gaps in food safety training and informed by scientific research. 

The event also featured a presentation of the latest research findings from the FSRN-funded project to understand what microbial risks there are in insect farming.