Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences
Modelling exposure to biological hazards in the dairy chains of Andhra Pradesh to inform food safety policy
The dairy industry in Andhra Pradesh is intensifying and its output increasing to satisfy the growing demand for milk and dairy products, but this expansion has taken place without food safety challenges being fully addressed. This project combines microbiological surveys of milk and dairy products, probabilistic modelling of the likely impact of control strategies and strong stakeholder engagement including participatory model building to explore the broad implications of milk hygiene policies and identify gender based constraints.
In this project our aim is to carry out a detailed study of the epidemiology of brucellosis in bovines and humans in Punjab, including the use of novel diagnostic tests that can differentiate between vaccinated and infected animals.