BSL-2 Food Processing

The BRI's BSL-2 food security and food processing areas occupy more than 2,500 square feet. Biocontainment enhancements include effluent decontamination, magnetically interlocked anterooms, connected shower change areas, HEPA-filtered exhaust and redundant ventilation systems. This area contains various industrial-scale food processing equipment for use in food safety research.

All areas are BSL-2 and include:

  • Poured concrete construction.
  • Individual security PIN code access.
  • Interlocked anteroom doors.
  • Shower/change directly connected to the space.
  • Overhead rail system.
  • Adjacent research laboratory.
  • Adjacent walk-in cold rooms and freezer.
  • HEPA filtration of exhaust air.
  • Liquid effluent decontamination system.
  • Dual electrical feed and stand‐by power generator.

If you are interested in conducting research at the BRI, contact the director.