April 2022

To answer whether or not a Biological Resource Center should be created at the Faculty of Food Science and Engineering from the Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, a feasibility study was initiated by the PoSafeConsume team.

March 2022

A networking action was initiated with Biological Resource Centers by creating a connection with the Center for Research, Training and Consulting in Genetics, Microbiology and Biotechnology - MICROGEN, within the Faculty of Biology at the University of Bucharest and with the Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Bacteria from Statens Serum Institute, Denmark.

February 2022

The manuscript „Evaluation of Listeria monocytogenes behavior on ready-to-eat ham during storage simulating consumers’ practices” was sent to Food Control (Impact Factor 5,48).

January 2022

The manuscript describing the results of the experiment performed on ham kept in different storage conditions to evaluate the multiplication of Listeria monocytogenes was drafted.

December 2021

The activity report for the first year of the ProSafeConsume project was prepared and sent to UEFISCDI.

November 2021

The project results were presented to the EFFoST Conference held in Lausanne, Switzerland (1-4 November 2021).

July - October 2021

From July to October 2021 were carried out the experiments assessing the behavior of Listeria monocytogenes on ready to eat ham stored in different conditions of temperature mimicking either the temperature in the consumers refrigerators or combinations of refrigeration with storage at ambient temperature.

June 2021

A repository of the bacteria isolated within the SafeConsume project and other projects related to food safety was created in the Microbiology Laboratory of the Faculty of Food Science and Engineering from the Dunarea de Jos University of Galati. This repository hosts isolates of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Staphylococcus aureus from food and food related environments. These biological resources may serve the needs of various researches or may become reference strains.