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UCC Student Wins SuperValu Award for Excellence In Food Microbiology

The SuperValu Award for Excellence in Food Microbiology, an acknowledgement of the viral contribution UCC makes to food research, has been presented to student Damhan Scully at a ceremony in the college.

Award winner Scully, from Dublin, finished top of his class in the Masters of Food Microbiology course, and has also recently been awarded a Walsh Scholarship to do his PhD research on food safety with UCC and Teagasc.

As part of the SuperValu award, he will receive a bursary of €2,000 to support and continue his research.

Head of Food Safety & Quality at SuperValu, Ray Bowe, commented that it is critical that primary research continues to focus on food safety, to ensure that consumers are confident in the food they buy.

“It is for this reason that we are delighted to congratulate Damhan on his success and continue to support this initiative with UCC which contributes to supporting tomorrow’s leaders in this area,” Bowe added.

He concluded, “At SuperValu, we take great pride in ensuring that the foods we source and offer to our consumers are always of the highest quality and safety. This collaboration with UCC aligns perfectly with how we continuously look to improve our co-operation in the area of food research.”

© 2015 - Checkout Magazine by Jenny Whelan.

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