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Home 》Committees 》Food Safety Research Committee 》Food Microorganisms Task Force
Food Safety Research Committee
【Food Microorganisms Task Force】
Task Force Objectives
The task force aims to gather and research scientific information on food microorganisms (especially harmful microbes) that is useful to the food products industry, from a broad perspective. It will also disseminate the results to third-party institutions through publications, symposiums, and lectures, under the name of ILSI Japan.

Main Activities to Date (Achievements)
1.
  Held international symposium on Alicyclobacillus (August 2003)
2.
  Issued publication on Alicyclobacillus (Kenpakusha, August 2004)
3.
  Held symposium on microbial contaminants in food products (December 2006)
4.
  Published Alicyclobacillus (Thermophilic Acidophilic Bacilli) (Springer, 2007)
5.
  Presented on Pacifichem (December 2015)
「Expansion of MALDI-TOF MS database for spoilage microorganisms in food and beverage industry.」
6.
  Development of unified inspection method for Thermophilic anaerobic sporeforming bacteria (June 2017)
7.
  Held symposium : Microbial inspections supporting to HACCP and the latest technology (December 2017)
8.
  Held symposium : NGS Project (March 2019)

Future Activities
1.
  Overview
    The task force is planning activities relating to sporeforming bacteria, MALDI-TOF/MS, Clostridium botulinum and ICMSF.
2.
  Specific plans
   
(1)
Consider details of protocol and validation of inspection methods for obligated anaerobic bacteria.
   
(2)
Working together with NITE and Dr. Tamura of Meijo university, advance identification technology and examine usefulness of Biomarker.
   
(3)
Comparing method and result of each company by using Bacillus cereus type strain.
   
(4)
Working together with Japan Canners Association, research low-temperature Clostridium botulinum and make a detail plan.
   
(5)
Working together with Dr. Kasuga of National Institute for Environmental Studies, translate ICMSF documents into Japanese and post on HP.
       
   

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