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Preserving fish: public health issue lisbon, portugal

PROJECT OVERVIEW: Ice is widely used to preserve fish on markets, playing a major role in the food industry. If manufactured, stored or distributed in inadequate sanitary conditions, it can represent a considerable health risk for both consumers and professionals. The goal of this project is to characterize ice used in marketplaces, on microbiological and chemical parameters. The aim is to assess potential risks on occupational exposure and consumer safety and therewith plan orientation guidelines. Our project can be used as a model for ice quality monitoring in fish preservation, serving as a tool for quality control and fast contamination detection during the several process stages. This monitoring model is an important contribution for assuring the safety of the preserved products, as well as, occupational health improvement and consumer risk protection.

CATEGORY: Professional SETTING: Urban STATUS: On-going

BY: Lisbon City Council

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: THe ongoing strategy is one way to act in terms of food security and nutrition for all citizens. The present study can be used as a model for ice quality monitoring in fish preservation, serving as a tool for quality control and fast contamination detection during the several process stages. This monitoring model is an important contribution for assuring the safety of the preserved products, as well as, occupational health improvement and consumer risk protection. Lisbon municipality intend to involve the society to “Take part in its resilience process. A step up is given in terms of knowledge sharing and cooperation for access to science, technology and innovation and also to encourage effective partnerships.

PARTNERS: Local, national and international public and private entities/organization, the community and the citizen himself (different targets) Portuguese partners involved: INSA, APA, FCUL-CESAM Lisbon City Council mix team representing the activity sectors: Environmental and Energy, Public Relations; Finance, Economy and Innovation, Education, Human Resources, Public Health

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

dmaevce.daeac.dae@cm-lisboa.pt

WEBSITES

http://www.cm-lisboa.pt

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com

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