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Shellfish safer to eat thanks to breakthrough by Queen's scientists
Date:1/10/2011

have also signed a substantial contract with the UK-based company Neogen Europe to commercialise the idea. This will be the third such aquaculture product developed by Queen's and Neogen Europe, helping the company to develop its unique portfolio of rapid food safety tests and reinforcing Queen's reputation as a global leader in this area."

Research at Queen's will also be aided by a $500,000 (US dollars) grant from The American Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to further develop the test in the USA so it can be conducted in laboratories and on boats as soon as the shellfish are caught, and will help drastically cut the time taken to get the catch from fishing nets to supermarket shelves.


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Contact: Anne-Marie Clarke
anne-marie.clarke@qub.ac.uk
44-028-909-75320
Queen's University Belfast
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