Dr. Steven Hagens

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Dr Steven Hagens is the Chief Scientific Officer at Micreos. Before joining the company in 2006 he held a post-doctoral position in the laboratory for Food Microbiology at the Institute of Food Science and Nutrition - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). At ETHZ his work focused on optimising phages for recognition and elimination of Listeria mononocytogenes and Salmonella spp. Hagens studied Biology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and The Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Vienna University, Austria where his research work focused on phage therapy of infectious pathogens, food borne pathogens and lactic acid bacteria and their specific bacteriophages.

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The current trend of minimization in food formulation and processing – such as the reduction of salt levels in products like meat and cheese and milder processing techniques designed to preserve fresh characteristics of products – should trigger a renewed look at food safety measures in the food industry, and might attract the attention of government regulators. Reducing salt concentrations will change the water activity of products, which affects growth and survival or death of…