11th Global Summit on Food & Beverages
Las Vegas, USA
Ss.Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
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Title: E-BABE- Safety, control and prevention of microbial contamination of cereals and cereal-based products
Biography: Mirjana Menkovska
Cereals and cereal products have great importance for human and animal nutrition worldwide. Humans have been concern about food safety since ancient times. The globalization of the world's food supply has resulted in changing patterns of foodborne illnesses. It is extremely important for the public health system to implement new surveillance, outbreak detection, and response strategies geared toward reducing the number of foodborne illness everywhere in the world. Many factors influence the contamination of cereals and cereal-based products by microorganisms that cause illnesses in humans and animals. The major factors are water activity (aw), temperature and climate conditions. Cereal grains are subject to microbiological contamination while growing in the field, accumulating a large and varied microflora. Effect on the microbiological and technological quality of cereals and cereals products has pre- and post harvest period including harvesting and storage practices, as well as processing - milling and baking of finished products. A supstantial safety challenge can presents a variety new product category. Application of techniques for effective control and prevention for microbial contamination is of great significance for the safety of cereal finish products.