Biofilm contamination in the food industry: Review of scientific knowledge and industrial experiences
Biofilm: a main concern of the food industry
The food and beverage industry is confronted daily with a recurring threat of production sites: the prevention and eradication of biofilms (nests of bacteria protected by an organic matrix). Biofilms are 1,000 times more resistant to biocides than planktonic (free) cells and there are 1,000 to 10,000 times more bacteria growing in a biofilm rather than as planktonic cells. Biofilms therefore represent a major risk for the quality of the final products, as well as for the public health and economy.
IBS 2019 – International Biofilm Summit
Realco will be presenting the 3rd International Biofilm Summit this fall ! It is being held in Parma Italy, Oct 23-24. For more information, including how to register to attend, please visit the summit’s dedicated website: International Biofilm Summit
IBS 2017 – International Biofilm Summit
Realco held the 2nd International Biofilm Summit in Lisbon Portugal, Oct 25 & 26. Conference attendees heard presentation from professionals and experts in biofilm science and technology (from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, and the United States), discuss the new challenges and solutions for the Food and Beverage sector. Some of the presenters included:
- Philip S Stewart, Center for Biofilm Engineering-Montana State University
- Dr Steve Flint, Massey University
- Raphael Raymond & Florence Moimeaux, SODEXO
- and many more !
IBS 2015 – International Biofilm Summit
Realco held the 1st International Biofilm Summit in Brussels Belgium, March 24 & 25. It was attended by over 140 participants from 20 different countries and included presentations from organizations such as AFCO, Madison Chemical, Novozymes, and many others.