SECALIM (Food Safety and Microbiology) is an INRAE/Oniris Joint Research Unit (UMR1014) working in the field of microbiological food safety.
SECALIM's mission is to produce and disseminate scientific knowledge and methods in the field of food microbiological safety in response to societal demands for public health and control of food losses. Its research aims to characterise and control microbial risk (health and spoilage) in meat and seafood products. Molecular methods, classical microbiology and predictive microbiology are used to understand, quantify and model the behaviour of microorganisms during food processing, on the scale of the microbial ecosystem or on the scale of target model species, in particular Campylobacter and Brochothrix thermosphacta. A better assessment of microbiological risk enables us to provide expert, innovative solutions and ensure the microbiological safety of food.