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Electronic Tendering for Campylobacter Study

by 5m Editor
26 July 2011, at 7:23am

UK - The British Food Standards Agency has switched to a new electronic tendering system for procurement, with the first projects advertised being a survey of Campylobacter in chicken and the development of a method for dietary assessment.

Adverts for research and other procurement opportunities will no longer be published on the FSA web site and to receive notifications about future procurement opportunities at the FSA, suppliers must register on the new system.

The survey of Campylobacter contamination on fresh whole UK-produced chicken and its packaging is one of the first projects being procured under the new system.

The results of the survey will provide a benchmark against which the FSA will be able to measure the success of efforts to reduce Campylobacter levels.

Applicants will be required to develop a sampling and testing protocol, followed by a survey carried out across the retail sector. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 30 August.

The second project, being commissioned by the FSA in Scotland, is to develop a computerised 24-hour recall method to assess the dietary intake of children and young people living in Scotland (aged 11 to 24 years of age).