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SWEDEN


SIK - The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology

Address:

Frans Perssons vag 6, Göteborg

Tel.:

(46)-31-3355.600

Fax:

(46)-31-833782

E-mail:

info@sik.se

Website:

www.sik.se (in Swedish)

Mail to:

PO Box 5401, Göteborg SE-402 29



Head of Organization

Managing Director, Prof. Kaj Martensson

Type of Organization

Research Institute, Univ. Dept./Higher Educ.

Responsible Authority

The SIK Foundation - a Member Association with some 140 Member Companies.



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 70

Others: 50

Working Languages:

Swedish; English



Major Fields of Interest:



Processing:

Canning; Freezing and Thawing; Minced Products; Food Chemistry and Technology in General.


Development:

Traditional and New Fish Products; Traditional and New Processes; Traditional and New Packaging; Traditional and New Equipment; Shelf life.


Quality:

Quality Control.


Others:

Biochemistry; Consultation; Training; Biotechnology; Hygiene and Safety.



Present Programmes:

Microbiological product safety; Controlled structure formation; Control of the product flavour and flavour stability; Control of the sensory qualities of food according to the demands and wishes of the consumer; Food processes which affect structure and microbiological safety; Environmental effects of the food system; Applications of biotechnology.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Processing; Engineering; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Sensory Analysis; Packaging; Biophysics (Structure of Food).


Others:

Cold Storage; Test Kitchen; Taste Panel Room; Library.



Serial Publications:

SIK-Publikation; SIK-Report; Sik Dokument.


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