With around £2M funds available, Campden BRI members recently voted for the research projects they want to be carried out through 2012 and beyond.
The following projects started in January 2012:
*An integrated approach to sensory evaluation of product and packaging
*Better package seals for reducing product waste
*Food safety risks associated with pathogens recently linked to foods
*Good Agricultural Practice and sustainable food production How do product health claims influence consumer choice?
*Impact of product reformulation on microbiological stability
*Improving process control for reducing energy use in food production
*Next generation techniques for ensuring product safety *Product reformulation - replacement of hard fats and oils
Director-General Professor Steven Walker commented: "These new projects demonstrate the wide variety of research that we undertake at Campden BRI, which in turn is an indication of the breadth and depth of our expertise. Our current programme covers about 50 projects. In addition to our member-funded research, we also undertake work for UK government departments, the EU and other bodies."
More details on these and on-going projects are available on the Campden BRI website at www.campden.co.uk/research/strategic.htm, and in "Research Programme 2012", which has just been published.