HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 cc440-1W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) pursuant to his reply of 8 December to the hon. Member for Gower,Official Report, column 238, on Bristol channel sludge dumping, whether his Department will now initiate further monitoring surveys of the sewage sludge dump to update the results of the 1975 to 1978 survey published in fisheries research technical report no. 59;

(2) when his Department will publish the aquatic environment monitoring report for 1988.

Mr. Donald Thompson

[holding answer 20 December 1988]: Monitoring work on the aquatic environment is carried out on an ongoing basis and it is usually impracticable to draw detailed conclusions from one year's data. The report, which is expected to be published in early 1989, will cover field assessments made in 1986 and 1987. Such assessments were, in fact, made of the Bristol channel sewage sludge site in 1983 and 1987. The results have reaffirmed the findings reported in fisheries research technical report No. 59.

Microbiology research (Pathogens)
Institutes Project number Title
CSG: Commission with the Research Associations
MAFF Funded Work
FMBRA F7 Survival and Growth of Salmonellae and Bacillus subtilis in Baking Ingredients
CFDRA 600 Growth Characteristics of Food Poisoning Organisms at Sub-lethal Temperatures
CFDRA 1022 Investigate Combinations of Sub-lethal Treatments to Preserve Processed Foods
CFDRA 3005 Recovery and Detection of Sub-lethally Injured Pathogens
CFDRA/BFMIRA 2950/M50 Microbial Antagonism to Increase the Safety and Stability of Chilled Foods
BFMIRA M53 Low Sodium Chloride Foods/Microbiological Safety and Technological Characteristics
BFMIRA M49 Rapid methods to assess the Microbiological Quality of foods
CFDRA 328 Spore Studies in Relation to Heat Processed Foods
CFDRA 400 Resistance of Bacterial Spores to Sterilisation of Packaging Materials
BFMIRA M57 Shelf-life Prediction of Chilled foods
BFMIRA M42 Modes of Action and Interaction of preservatives on Micro-organisms
CSG: Open Contracting Fund
Portsmouth Polytechnic OC1119 Detection of Sub-lethal Injury in Micro-organisms (some industry funding)
Nottingham University OC1199 Use of non-radioactive DNA Probes for the Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria in Food
IFR Reading OC343206 Enzyme Linked Immunological Biosensors for Detection and Identifcation of Pathogenic Bacteria in Food (some support from industry)
Reading University OC1198 Development of Rapid Methods for the Detection of Pathogenic Aeromonas Species in Food
Surrey University OC1201 Fruit and Vegetable Presentation of Natural Mixed Acid Systems
IFR Norwich OC242156 Influence of Food Components and Preservative Factors on Food Borne Pathogens (some support from industry)
Bath University N268 Risk and Hazard Analysis in Egg Infections
IFR Bristol N519 Heat Induced Thermotolerance in Food Poisoning Organisms
Lancaster PA N575 Survey of Bacteriological Quality of Goats Milk
King's College London University N432 Lysozyme Destruction of Gram Negative Organisms in Chicken and Red Meat
Huddersfield Polytechnic N189 Bacteriological Hazards of Large Meat Roasts in Catering and Long Storage of Chilled Foods in Catering.
University Bristol/PHL, Exeter N441 Epidemiology of Campylobacter jejuni in Broiler Chickens
University Wales, Cardiff N392 Gradient Plate Techniques in the Multi-factorial Control of Microbial Growth in Foods
University Leicester N518 Effect of heat and irradiation on survival of Listeria in Chicken
University Reading N267 Effect of Physical and Compositional Factors on the Heat Processing of Milk
CFDRA N279 Markers for Retrospective Examination of Heat Processed Meats
RSGB N470 Hygiene Advisory Service Joint Research Association

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