Chilled Food Associates

A food industry resource

Scientific Reviews

Clients include Government Agencies, professional and trade bodies
We can carry out confidential reviews, providing vital information to identify key issues you need to know about when planning targeted action.

Detailed publications list

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1. Risk Assessment of Botulism from Chilled, VP/MAP (Vacuum Packed/Modified Atmosphere Packed) Fresh Meat held at 3°C to 8°C. March 2019. Report (with Quadram Institute Bioscience) for Meat & Livestock Australia and BMPA.

2. GFSI Chemicals in Food Hygiene Volume 1 - The optimal usage of cleaning agents, sanitizers & disinfectants to minimize the risk of traces in foods Also at:

3. IFST Fresh Produce Information Statement (3rd ed), February 2017

4. A comprehensive review of current practices in the management of L. monocytogenes during the production of cooked, sliced meat. Report for FSA, Project FS241045, May 2015

5. A review of the published literature and current production and processing practices in smoked fish processing plants with emphasis on contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. Report for FSA Scotland, Project FS425012, June 2012

6. Smoked salmon industry practices and their association with Listeria monocytogenes. (co-author). Food Control, Vol 35, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 284–292:

7. An overview of current UK fresh produce farming practices that minimise the risk of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with ready-to-eat fresh produce. Acta Horticulturae. (co-author).

8. Assessment of the potential for growth and neurotoxin formation by non-proteolytic Cl botulinum in commercial foods designed to be stored chilled. (co-author). Trends in Food Science & Technology

9. 2006 independent risk review for the UK Food Standards Agency regarding vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed chilled foods: