Dr. Sara Bover i Cid

PhD in Pharmacy by the University of Barcelona (UB). Currently, she is the Head of the Food Safety and Functionality Program at the Institute of Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (IRTA) in Monells (Girona). Her research activity focuses on improving the food safety through processing and preservation technologies; particularly in the study and modelling of bacterial behaviour for its application in the microbiological risk assessment and management, leading and participating in national and international research projects. Regularly, she contributes as organizer, speaker or teacher in workshops, seminars and undergraduate and postgraduate university courses. Co-author of more than 75 scientific publications, as well as technical articles and book chapters. She is a member of the editorial committee of the International Journal of Food Microbiology and Secretary of the Executive Board of the International Committee of Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH). She is a member of the BIOHAZ Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).



Food safety for infants

  • 08 December 2020
  • Aside from breast milk that is recommended as the gold standard at WHO level, infant formulas and ba...

Pediatric News

  • 20 July 2020
  • In 2020, the EPA-UNEPSA working group on nutrition has joined forces with a consortium of European r...

Furan in food – EFSA confirms health concerns

  • 12 May 2020
  • Consumer exposure to furan and methylfurans in food could lead to possible long-term liver damage. T...

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861917