Ensuring the safety of fish products in UAB “NS Trading“
Together with the scientists from Institute of Food of Kaunas University of Technology, UAB “NS Trading” is implementing a project “Feasibility studies on the elimination of Listeria monocytogenes in raw fish”, which is funded under the implementation measure VP2-1.3-ŪM-05-K “Inočekiai LT” of Priority 1 ”Research and technological development designed for the economy competitiveness and economic growth” of the Economic Development program.
During the project the efficiency of physical, chemical and biological Listeria monocytogenes elimination from the raw fish methods will be tested and the most effective methods for the elimination of the pathogenic micro-organism from the raw under the conditions of the company will be chosen. The technological instruction for the antilisteric processing of the raw fish received in the plant will be developed on the basis of the results obtained during the project.
It should be noted that in the fish processing companies, one of the main sources of L. monocytogenes pollution is namely the raw material. Therefore, the implementation of the most effective methods for the elimination of L. monocytogenes from contaminated raw materials selected under the conditions of the company will enable the increase of production safety and will affect the successful realization of the products both in Lithuanian and foreign markets.