FoSaMed – Enhancing Food Safety in the Mediterranean

The four Moroccan universities partnering in FoSaMed are ready to equip their institutions with a modern food safety lab to be used in the framework of the upcoming Master next academic year and beyond.

The new food safety labs will be intensively used both for teaching and learning (by teachers and students), as well as for research and possible extension activities and services to the local communities (by researchers).

Each Moroccan partner university is being equipped with computers and additional lab equipment in order to facilitate online classes: video projector, video conferencing tools, cameras and microphones.

The idea is to train local staff from the four Moroccan Universities to autonomously manage the Master on Food Safety over time. Along with the training of academic staff, the project wants to install a food safety lab in each university to ensure the possibility for students to have hand-on sessions and practical activities.

In order to grant to the country a higher coverage of skills, each University will specialize in one field and these labs with be equipped along with this specialization. This will grant Moroccan students in the future the opportunity to study in one or another university depending on their specialization. A specific study over the needs of each university has been conducted and the equipment list revised, based on the principle of appropriateness and cost-effectiveness.

Mohammed Premier University pioneered the installation of the equipment and the opening of a FoSaMed lab! Have a look HERE at the equipment provided in the framework of the project.

ENA has equipped its lab with: 1) a Gas Chromatography (CPG) device including all its accessories to analyse the composition of olive oil, 2) a solid phase extraction device for the preparation and purification samples, and 3) a videoconference bar for the classroom/meeting room.

Lastly, IBN Tofail followed closely behind and installed an excellently equipped lab. Have a look 👇