Food safety plays a vital role in the F&B ecosystem, and is crucial to increase awareness among people about the significance of food safety
Merck Life Science’s BioMonitoring business has introduced its Food and Beverage (F&B) segment, aiming to educate the industry and microbiologists about the latest advancements in food safety and hygiene monitoring.
With a firm commitment of raising awareness about safe and hygienic food practices, the Food & Beverage segment recently organised an interactive virtual session “Safety before Tasty”. The session featured Dr Kurush Dalal, an Archaeologist, Historian, and Culinary Anthropologist in conversation with Dr Veena P. Panicker, Head of BioMonitoring at Merck Life Science India, where both subject matter experts discussed topics related to food history, safety, preservation, and processing.
As an enthusiastic advocate for food safety, Dr Kurush emphasised that educating people about food safety is essential to safeguarding the health and well-being of consumers. This involves educating them on proper cooking techniques to ensure food safety, identifying foods that are free of harmful contaminants, and advising them on what to avoid to mitigate potential health risks.
Dr Veena highlighted the trend towards adoption of innovative technologies in the food safety industry and how Merck is contributing to it by working closely with the manufacturers as well as the regulatory bodies to resolve issues and concerns about the safety and efficacy of the products. It also includes hands-on training for food inspectors and processors at Merck’s Centre for Microbiological Analysis Training (C-MAT) Lab, which has strong roots in technology and innovation and provides the best analytical and microbiology products in the biotech space.