FoSaMed – Enhancing Food Safety in the Mediterranean

University Mohammed Premier (UMP)


Prof. Abdeslam Asehraou

The scientific equipment of the project FOSAMED is installed, in a separate room, with the UV-Vis microplate reader, another equipment bought by the University Mohammed Premier. So that, the FOSAMED equipment is completing the local equipment bought by the UMP.

The equipment of the centre will be used in teaching (Master students) and scientific research (PhD students) domains, as well as the offer of services (quality control of foods) for agro-industrial companies, particularly the quality control of foods, and the cleaning and disinfection plan of companies.

The equipment can be used by all teachers, technical staff and students (Master and PhD) of the University Mohammed Premier working on foods safety.

At least 25 teachers and 40 master students (masters FOSAMED and EDD) and 30 PhD students involved in food safety will use this equipment. 

The FOSAMED equipment is composed of a microbiological safety cabinet (Class II), the Minolta hunter colorimeter, and the contact angle Goniometer (OSSILA), with its associated apparatus, including Deep Coater, Spin Coater, and UV-Ozone cleaner. The MSC (Class II) will be used in determination of microorganisms (quantitative and qualitative aspects) of hygienic and technological importance.

The hunter colorimeter will be used in determining the biochemical changes in foods, in terms of colour, resulting in their contamination by pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms.

The Goniometer and its associated apparatus will be used in determining the hydrophobicity of surfaces (contact angle) and the efficacy of chemicals used in cleaning and disinfection operation, which should lead to the elimination of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms. 

This equipment will enhance the offer of services of the centre, in terms of quality control of foods for agro-industrial companies.

The FOSAMED Lab/equipment will be used in other projects: PHC-Maghreb 01MAG20, PPR1/19/2015-CNRST, PAM/CNRST.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Union. This website reflects the view only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. The project number is 618518-EPP-T-2020-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP