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সর্ব-শেষ হাল-নাগাদ: ৩০ অক্টোবর ২০২২

ফুড সেফটি এন্ড কোয়ালিটি এনালাইসিস ডিভিশন

Food Safety and Quality Analysis Division

 

Vision:

Food Safety and Quality Analysis division focuses research, training, outreach and consultancy services through nuclear and related techniques to ensure food safety and security.  The division emphasizes on food quality and safety, hazard identification, risk assessment, food preservation and processing, nutritional analysis and convenient food development.

 

Mission:

  • To develop safe food by maintaining the nutrition and quality as well as by controlling the risk of foodborne pathogens using nuclear technology and other complementary methods
  • Reduction of post-harvest losses by developing safe food preservation technologies using nuclear technology and other complementary methods
  • Ensuring food security by increasing food availability through convenient food development to meet dietary need for consumers which leads to socio-economic development of Bangladesh
  • Human resources development in the field of food safety and quality research contributing to public health well-being / protection in Bangladesh.

 

Focused Areas of Research:

Food Safety

Food Security
  • Food irradiation
  • Food authentication and traceability 
  • Food fraudulence and adulteration
  • Species identification by molecular technique
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Microbial safety
  • Safe food preservation and processing to reduce postharvest loss
  • Innovation of convenient food (ready to eat and ready to cook)
  • Improvement of food quality by gamma radiation
  • Food fortification to enrich the nutritional and functional quality
  • Development of sterile food using gamma radiation for an immunocompromised patient

 

Research and Instrumental Facilities:

  • Micro Kjeldahl system
  • Soxhlet apparatus
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • UHPLC
  • FTIR-ATR
  • FT-NIR
  • ELISA
  • Molecular Biology: PCR, Gel electrophoresis, Gel documentation imaging
  • Microbiological analysis of food
Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography Technology   FT‑NIR Spectrometer (Perkin Elmer) FT‑IR spectrometer with ATR accessory (Perkin Elmer)
Gel Electrophoresis of PCR product  DNA band observation by Gel Documentation System  Microbial food safety work in Biosafety Cabinet
Micro-Kjeldahl apparatus for estimation    Digestion chamber for protein estimation UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

 

 

 

Human Resource Development:

  • Thesis : M.Sc, B.Sc (Hons.), Ph.D student 
  • Industrial attachment: 3 months “Industrial Attachment Training” for Polytechnique Institute