- Institution: Institute of Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (IRTA)
- Department/Service: Food Industry Area. Food Safety Program
Finca Camps i Armet s/n
17121 Monells (Girona)
- Web: http://www.irta.cat/es
Sara Bover Cid
Phone number: (+34) 972630052
Microbial group/s: Bacteria
Total number of strains: ~900
Taxa (number of strains):
Escherichia coli (6)
Yersinia enterocolitica (4)
Carnimonas nigrificans (7)
Listeria monocytogenes (30)
Isolation source/Origin: Most from meat, meat products, manufacturing environment. Some of intestinal origin.
Preservation method: -80°C (20% glycerol).
Information management: Excel file. Strains are classified with CTC number.
Characterization level:Identification at the level of genus, species, subsp./serotype in some, with information on date of isolation, origin. Characteristics of interest them (biochemical properties, virulence, antimicrobial metabolites ...) are known for some of them.
pathogens, lactic acid bacteria, antimicrobials, shelf life, emerging conservation technologies, molecular biology, predictive microbiology.
The Food Safety Program develops, optimizes and validates analytical methods for the detection, quantification, characterization and molecular typing of microorganisms. It researches and transfers knowledge to the agri-food sector on the impact of various processing and preservation technologies on food quality, safety and shelf life, through durability studies, challenge tests and predictive microbiology.