Professor Chris Elliott

Institute of Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Prof. Chris Elliot Discusses Dioxin Contamination Within the International Food Supply Chain

In this interview, Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety at Queen’s university Belfast, discusses research into food contamination, conducted at the institute of Agri-Foods & Land-Use. Dioxin contamination has been a growing problem for the international food supply chain for over a decade. Developing an early dioxin detection method is key to preventing contaminated foods entering the supply chain.

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Professor Chris Elliott is Director of the Institute for Global Food Security and Chair of Food Safety and Microbiology. More
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Professor Chris Elliott

Institute of Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Since 1986 Chris has been active in research related to veterinary drug residue analysis and specialised in using immunochemical based screening technologies. The research has widened to include a wider range of toxic chemicals in foods and agricultural commodities such as mycotoxins, phycotoxins and plant toxins. The technologies platforms researched have also increased to include many forms of biosensor and lateral flow techniques. He has published more than 300 papers in the field of detection and control of chemical contaminants in agri-food commodities and co-ordinated one of the world's largest research project in this area (www.BioCop.org). He has also co-ordinated another major EU research project QSAFFE which is dealt with contaminant issues along the animal feed supply chain.