Bacteria, viruses, mould and yeast pose continuous challenges in the food industry.
We conduct research to understand what promotes and inhibits the survival of these microorganisms. We use this knowledge to develop effective methods for reducing the growth of unwanted microorganisms in the production environment and the food.
Using technologies such as DNA sequencing and bioinformatics gives us new knowledge about sources of infection and the properties of microorganisms. This enables us to help food industry operators maximise their control of the raw materials and products and improve their process management.
Fresh results and selected projects
Bakery and processing facilities
We have a well-equipped full-scale bakery with robust analytical capabilities.
Fish Pilot Plant
The fish pilot plant has its own fish reception area where whole fish and fillets are delivered to undergo quality analysis.
Food Packaging Pilot Plant
Nofima has considerable expertise in the dynamics of product packaging. We will be happy to assist with specific issues linked to for example packaging, packaging techniques and shelf life.
Meat Pilot Plant
Nofima’s Meat Pilot Plant is at the disposal of our customers and has equipment for most meat production processes.
Patogen pilot plant
This pilot plant is a national hub and Europe’s first high-security production facility. Here, researchers study life-threatening bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes and E.coli in a realistic production environment to prevent serious food poisoning.
Research facilities at Måltidets hus
The research rooms and laboratories at Måltidets Hus make up a total area of about 1,000 m2.