Food safety

Enhancing food safety and food security

We are protecting people from food-borne infections such as Campylobacter and Salmonella as well as ensuring the health and welfare of food producing animals. Highlights of our current and recent work include:

An adult liver fluke

Multi-million investment for food security research

Institute investigators, working with   University colleagues and the N8 Partnership have secured £8 million in funding to develop an Agri-Food Resilience programme. Read more...

Lame sheep

‌CODD in sheep

Our researchers have been studying a cause of lameness in sheep called contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD). This is a severe infectious lameness of sheep which causes considerable animal welfare issues and substantial economic losses across the UK. Read more...

Campylobacter bacteria

Controlling Campylobacter infection

We are leading the £5 million ENIGMA project and unravelling the mysteries of Campylobacter infection - the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease in the developed world. Read more...

Liver fluke infects cows and sheep

Liver fluke at Liverpool

We are working on finding improved ways to control liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle by designing new diagnostic tests, developing strategic control programmes and sustainable use of drug treatments, and supporting vaccine development. Read more...

Badger Survey Project Cow Image

Preventing lameness in the dairy industry

We are working towards a vaccine to eradicate Bovine Digital Dermatitis and reduce the economic impact of the disease. Read more...


Latest news

World Health Day: Food safety is still on the agenda

On World Health Day in 2015 it is very sobering to reflect on the fact that nearly 600m people worldwide are still affected by food-borne disease each year and more than 350,000 people die from it. Read more...

 

Risk of food poisoning from washing turkeys

Washing the Christmas turkey could present a risk of food poisoning, according to research at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester. Read more...

 

Norovirus in food outlets to be mapped for first time

The University of Liverpool is leading a £2 million Food Standards Agency (FSA) project to map the occurrence of norovirus in food premises and industry workers. Read more...