National Agricultural and Food Centre, Slovakia

National Agricultural and Food Centre, Slovakia

Výskumný ústav potravinársky - National Agricultural and Food Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia, is a research institute of the Slovak Ministry of Agriculture. The institute coordinates several national research projects in the fields of food chemistry, microbiology and technology, as well as in food legislation and information.

The Department of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology is active in research on the application of molecular methods in food analysis. Main research topics are molecular methods for the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria in food (Salmonella enterica, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Yersinia enterocolitica, Cronobacter spp.), detection of allergenic food components (peanuts, tree nuts, celery, gluten-containing cereals), analysis of microbial consortia in fermented food products (cheese, wine), and characterization of microorganisms involved in contamination of food technologies.

The VUP contributes to the workpackages 2, 3, 5, 6


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