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RFP: Effective control of listeria on rockmelons through alternative post-harvest treatment methods

Opportunity for

Research partners with experience in:

  • completing medium scale and complex projects, monitoring and evaluation
  • agricultural industries in Australia, including the Australian Melon industry
  • working with organisations with a similar complexity to Hort Innovation
  • quality assurance and food safety.

Current opportunity

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Effective control of Listeria on rockmelons through alternative post-harvest treatment methods (VM20007).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Determine minimum contact times at relevant concentrations for currently used sanitisers specifically to inactivate Listeria monocytogenes on the surface of whole melons.
  • Determine best practice Listeria sanitisation techniques to minimise the risk of a rockmelon food safety incident/crisis from developing.
  • Minimise losses which are otherwise incurred by growers due to Listeria foodborne illness outbreaks on rockmelons.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties.

The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

Opportunity type

Research partner

Express interest by

5:00pm (AEST), 9 August 2021

Readiness

Early (TRL 1-4)
Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

Project led by

Multiple industries
Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Vegetables

Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia's horticulture industry. As one of the nation's 15 Rural …

Multiple industries
Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Vegetables
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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