UNIFG - University of Foggia (Italy)

The University of Foggia - www.unifg.it - founded on 1999, represents a cultural centre characterized by a dynamic and innovative approach through his teaching and research activities. The six faculties (Agriculture, Economics, Law, Arts and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery, Education) with their different courses, masters and research doctorate schools, offer to young people the opportunity to acquire knowledge and professional skills useful for the working world. The University of Foggia is always attentive to local needs but also oriented to internationalization and to different cultures. With the aim to strengthen initiatives dealing with particular geographical areas and international networks, many activities and projects have been developed in cooperation with other European universities or research centers.

From 2006 different projects in accordance to the EU calls and in cooperation with foreign universities, have been successfully carried out; in particular a total of 2 projects within the FP6, 5 within the FP7 and two in accordance with the Life+ Programme. Moreover, the project “ICPT – International Certificate on Postharvest Technology”, has been developed in 2004-2007 according to the EU/US Cooperation Programme on Higher Education and Training, coordinated by the Professor Giancarlo Colelli.

The Faculty of Agriculture is organized in 3 departments: the Department of Production, Engineering, Mechanical and Applied Economical Science for Agro-Zootechnical Systems (PRIME), the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Chemistry and Plant Protection (DiSACD) and the Department of Food Science (DiSA); the research fields are well structured among them and there is an intense and harmonic cooperation in the course of activities and projects.

Updates

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Meeting between the Coordinator and FreshPlaza for Workpackage N. 8

Last Wednesday 11 July 2012, there was a meeting between the Scientific Coordinator, Professor Giancarlo Colelli, who was…  more »

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Antonio Ferrante from UMIL visiting UNIFG

Antonio Ferrante from UMIL visited UNIFG on February 22 and 23 in order to coordinate the RTD acitivities within the WP1with…  more »

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Local news on Quafety project starting (ita)- Al via Quafety: un progetto europeo su qualita e sicurezza dei prodotti di IV gamma (foggia.virgilio.it; 02-02-2012)

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Local news on Quafety Project starting (ita)- Al via Quafety: un progetto europeo su qualita e sicurezza dei prodotti di IV gamma (garbagnate.milanese.virgilio.it; 02-02-2012)

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News on project starting (ita)- Al via il progetto quafety; Mesagne sera; 23-01-2012)

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News on Quafety project launch at Freshconex (Berlin) (eng)- aebe.com (04-02-2012)

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Launch of Quafety - EU Project on Quality and Safety of Fresh-Cut Produce (eng) - freshplaza.com (02-02-2012)

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Local news on Quafety Project Launch (ita) - Universita di Foggia e Distretto Agroalimentare presentano il

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Communication of the University of Foggia Rector on Quafety project launch (ita) - www.rettore.unifg.it (11-02-12)

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Local news on Quafety project at Fruit Logistica (Berlin) (ita) - www.teleradioerre.it (10-02-2012)

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News on Quafety project launch (dutch) - www.uiennieuws.nl (10-02-12)

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News on Quafety project launch at Fruit Logistica (Berlin) (ita) - www.zeroventiquattro.it (10-02-12)

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Article on Quafety project launch (ita) - Frutta incontaminata Quafety dalla Puglia - Gazzetta del mezzogiorno (13-02-12)

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Article on the participation of the company Markes in the Quafety project (eng) - Food safety and quality all wrapped up - www.americanlaboratory.com (01-10-12)

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News on Quafety (ita) - Colture protette Ottobre 2012

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Article on Quafety activities (ita) - La gazzetta del mezzogiorno (29-09-12)

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Article on Quafety launch (esp) - Proyecto para profundizar en calidad y seguridad de productos listos para consumir - www.poscosecha.com (11-02-12)

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Dr. Manuela Pintado from UCP visiting UNIFG

Dr. Manuela Pintado from the Universidad Catolica Portuguesa (UCP) recently visited the Department SAFE at the…  more »

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Resume of the telematic meeting of QUAFETY WP leaders held on January 29th 2013

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Minute of the WP3 telematic meeting held on 18 February 2013

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Prof. Colelli at UCP (10-12 April 2013)

Report of the visit of Prof. Giancarlo Colelli (Scientific Coordinator of the QUAFETY Project) at the partner UCP…  more »

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Minute of the Technical Committee meeting_02 May 2013

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FIRST OUTCOMES FROM PROJECT QUAFETY TO BE PRESENTED AT |CA|MA|2013|

Announcement in Englishhttp://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=109807Announcement in…  more »

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Amodio M.L., Derossi A., Colelli G. 2013. Modelling sensorial and nutritional changes to better define quality and shelf life of fresh-cut melons. Journal of Agricultural Engineering 2013; XLIV:38-45

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First Quafety outcomes_Poster presentation at |CA|MA|2013| (Trani, Italy, 3-7 June 2013)

MODELING SENSORIAL AND NUTRITIONAL CHANGES TO BETTER DEFINE QUALITY AND SHELF-LIFE OF FRESH-CUT PRODUCEAuthors: Amodio,…  more »

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QUAFETY mid-term meeting, Athens 11-12 July 2013

In occasion of the mid-term period (18 months) of the QUAFETY project, all partners will meet in Athens on 11-12 July…  more »

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Report of the QUAFETY mid-term meeting, Athens 11-12 July 2013, published on Freshplaza.com (24-07-2012)

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Minute of the II Steering Committee meeting held in Athens (Greece) 12-07-2013

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Video of QUAFETY Posters presentation within |CA|MA|2013|The International Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Research Conference (3-7 June 2013,Trani, Italy)

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Agricultural University of Athens_Posters presentation at |CA|MA|2013| (Trani, Italy, 3-7 June 2013)

Biodiversity of L. monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7 strains isolated from rocket (Eruca sativa), cucumber (Cucumis sativus)…  more »

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Prof. Giancarlo Colelli and Dr. Luciano Beneduce will talk about the QUAFETY results at the Workshop: Sicurezza alimentare e tutela della salute: scambi di esperienze Puglia - Quebec (Canada), (17 September 2013, Bari, Italy)

Workshop "Sicurezza alimentare e tutela della salute: scambi di esperienze Puglia Quebec (Canada)"17…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the Department SAFE (University of Foggia)

Yesterday (17.09.2013) at the Department SAFE of the University of Foggia (Italy) took place an interesting meeting…  more »

Paper

Porenov E., Danino S., Horev B., Granit R., Vinokur Y., Rodov V., 2013. Layer-by-Layer Electrostatic Deposition of Edible Coating on Fresh Cut Melon Model: Anticipated and Unexpected Effects of Alginate-Chitosan Combination. Food and Bioprocess Technology

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Press: QUAFETY results presented at |CA|MA|2013|

A short communication ragarding dissemination activity of QUAFETY partners at |CA|MA|2013| (XI International…  more »

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QUAFETY at the Technical Mission Europe - MAC Frut 2013

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Interview to the QUAFETY Scientific Coordinator on Colture Protette n.10, 2013

An interview to Giancarlo Colelli (QUAFETY Scientific Coordinator) regarding the first results of the Project QUAFETY was…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the 6th European Short Course on Fresh-cut Produce Processing

A special poster session was dedicated to QUAFETY at the "6th European Short Course on Fresh-cut Produce Processing:…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination activity within "PSR Sicilia 2007-2013"

Prof. Giancarlo Colelli presented results of the project QUAFETY to Sicilian melon growers in Roccamena (Italy), on…  more »

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Interview to the QUAFETY Scientific Coordinator about his participation to the SEASIA 2013

Prof. Giancarlo Colelli participated as a keynote lecturer at the II Southeast Asia Symposium on Quality Management in…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the workshop Food Innovation: Focus on postharvest technologies (Bari, Italy)

On 12 December 2013, at the University of Bari (Italy), will be held the workshop Food Innovation: Focus on Post Harvest…  more »

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The project QUAFETY presented at Bejing, China

The kick-off meeting of TEAP (A Traceability and Early warning system for supply chain of Agricultural…  more »

Paper

Botticella G., Russo P., Capozzi V., Amodio M.L., Massa S., Spano G., Beneduce L. 2013. Listeria monocytogenes, biofilm formation and fresh cut produce.

Book chapter in: Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education - Editor: A.…  more »

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E. Poverenov, R. Cohen, T. Yefremov, Y. Vinokur and V. Rodov (2014). Effects of Polysaccharide-Based Edible Coatings on Fresh-Cut Melon Quality. Acta Horticulturae (1015), 145-152.

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NEW!! The last Project Deliverable was submitted to the EC by FreshPlaza. Have a look at the summary of D8.43 in the table below and find out more about the QUAFETY dissemination material available!!

The list below includes the summaries of all deliverables submitted so far to the European…  more »

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New!! QUAFETY flyer

A new flyer has been realized to disseminate the project QUAFETY and its latest achievements. The flyer will be distributed…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the Conference "Nature is a Perfect Machine Sustainable" (Milan, Italy)

Prof. Giancarlo Colelli (UNIFG) and Dr. Antonio Ferrante (UMIL) participated to the Conference "Nature is a Perfect…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the workshop "Orticoltura - Tecnica in campo" (Guidizzolo, Italy)

Prof. Giancarlo Colelli (UNIFG) will participate to the workshop "Orticoltura - Tecnica in campo" (January 30, 2014,…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination during the Visit Program for The European Commission Horizon 2020 Delegation at ARO (Israel)

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QUAFETY dissemination at Fruit Logistica 2014 (Berlin, Germany)

A delegation of QUAFETY representatives from University of Foggia (Giancarlo Colelli and Maria Luisa Amodio),…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the Conference on Effects of Pre- and Postharvest Factors on Health Promoting Components and Quality of Horticultural Commodities (Skierniewice, Poland)

The Research Institute of Horticulture (Skierniewice, Poland), in cooperation with the Storage Section of the Committee of…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the final conference of the European Project INNOFOOD SEE, 26 march 2014 Bari (Italy)

Dr. Maria Luisa Amodio (UNIFG) will participate to the final conference of the European Project INNOFOOD SEE giving a…  more »

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QUAFETY disseminations at the Conference on Effects of Pre- and Post-harvest Factors on Health Promoting Components and Quality of Horticultural Commodities

The 3rd Intnl. Conference on Effects of Pre- and Post-harvest Factors on Health Promoting Components and Quality of…  more »

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QUAFETY meeting at Skierniewice (Poland), 23 March 2014

Within the QUAFETY dissemination event in the 3rd Intnl Conference on Effects of Pre- and Post-harvest Factors on Health…  more »

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QUAFETY results disseminated at the Conference Effect of Pre- and Post-harvest Factors on Health Promoting Components and Quality of Horticultural Commodities

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!!NEWS!! QUAFETY results awarded in Poland during the Conference Effect of Pre- and Post-harvest Factors on Health Promoting Components and Quality of Horticultural Commodities

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the Centro Tecnologico TECNOVA, Almeria (Spain)

A state of the art of the European Project QUAFETY has been presented in Almeria (Spain) by project coordinator Prof.…  more »

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!! New paper published !! Nitrates and Glucosinolates as Strong Determinants of the Nutritional Quality in Rocket Leafy Salads

Cavaiuolo M. and Ferrante A. (2014). Nitrates and Glucosinolates as Strong Determinants ofb the Nutritional Quality in…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the University of Foggia,11 Aprile 2014 Foggia (Italy)

Prof. Giancarlo Colelli (Unifg) participated to the 8th Workshop on "Management of Innovation in the Agricultural and…  more »

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!! New paper published !! A fast, reliable, and sensitive method for detection and quantification of Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in ready-to-eat fresh-cut products by MPN-qPCR.

Russo P., Botticella G., Capozzi V., Massa S., Spano G. and Beneduce L. 2014. A fast, reliable, and sensitive method for…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the conference POSTRACCOLTA2014: Reducing Postharvest Losses to Feed the World

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the SLIM2014, 11-13 June 2014 (New Brunswick, USA)

Alessandro Del Nobile and Amalia Conte (Unifg), will participate to the "6th Shelf Life International Meeting - SLIM 2014" …  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the POSTHARVEST UNLIMITED conference (Paphos, Cyprus)

Maria Luisa Amodio and Giancarlo Colelli (Unifg) are participating in POSTHARVEST UNLIMITED, an ISHS postharvest …  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the Research and Innovation for Food Quality and Health, June 19-21, 2014 Ostuni (Italy)

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the Department SAFE of the University of Foggia Italy, June 20, 2014

At the Department SAFE of the University of Foggia, on 20 June 2014, it was organized a seminar dedicated to the…  more »

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New appointment on Tacler! Unifg discussing about tools for the prediction of shelf life in ready to eat produce

As anticipated through FreshPlaza (read here), the scientists of EU project Quafety have organized different meetings…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the IHC 2014, Australia

Dr. Maria Grzegorzewska (Research Institute of Horticulture, Poland) participated to the 29th International…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the workshop Cluster Tecnologici

On September 9th 2014 , DARe is organizing an event about the State of the Art of DARe…  more »

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QUAFETY meeting on Tacler, 25 July 2014

As also anticipated through FreshPlaza (read here), the scientists of EU project Quafety had a meeting on the tacler…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the 7th European Short Course on Quality and Safety of Fresh-cut produce

Based at a city-centre location in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, this Short Course (21-23 January 2015) provides an…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at 11th International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria

Prof. Giuseppe Spano (UniFg) presented two posters with the QUAFETY results to the 11th International Symposium on Lactic…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the 24th International ICFMH conference, FOOD MICRO 2014, Nantes (France)

Researchers from Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) participated to the 24th International ICFMH conference, FOOD MICRO…  more »

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QUAFETY scientists met on TACLER to discuss about Quality and food safety management systems and voluntary certification schemes

On September 19th, QUAFETY scientists Dr Eleftherios Drosinos and Dr Periklis Tzamalis from the Agricultural University of…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at the event Horticulture in quality and culture of life

Partner IO (Research Institute of Horticulture, Poland) participated to the conference Horticulture in quality and…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination activity at The 6th ISHS Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes

Partner IO (Research Institute of Horticulture, Poland) participated to the 6th ISHS Balkan Symposium on Vegetables and…  more »

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Prof. G. Colelli visited the QUAFETY partner INHORT in Skiernewice, Poland.

On 16-19 September 2014, Prof. G. Colelli visited the Polish Horticulture Institute (INHORT), one of the Partners of the…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the 1st Congress on Food Structure Design

Within the 1st Congress on Food Structure Design held in Porto (PT) on 15-17 October 2014, a special…  more »

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!!New paper published!! Gelatin-Chitosan Composite Films and Edible Coatings to Enhance the Quality of Food Products: Layer-by-Layer vs. Blended Formulations

Poverenov E., Rutenberg R., Danino S., Horev B. and Rodov V. 2014. Gelatin-Chitosan Composite Films and Edible Coatings…  more »

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!!New paper published!! Validation of ELISA-based detection of L. monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7 in fresh cut vegetables.

Cavaiuolo M., Ferrante A., Paramithiotis S. , Hadjilouka A., Tzamalis P. and Drosinos E.H. 2014. Validation of ELISA-based…  more »

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QUAFETY, dissemination activity at the 8th International Congress of Food Technologists, Biotechnologists and Nutritionists, October 21- 24, 2014 (Opatija, Croatia)

Prof. Giancarlo Colelli, Scientific Coordinator of the Project QUAFETY, will participate to the Congress as invited speaker…  more »

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NEW videos available on the Analysis of VOCs in Foodstuffs Using TD-GC-TOF MS

Watch these exclusive videos to see how to profile volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the headspace of packaged food in…  more »

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Quafety dissemination at the TV talk show GEO on Rai3

On November 10th 2014, Prof. Giancarlo Colelli participated live in the popular TV talk show GEO on national channel RAI…  more »

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New appointment on TACLER with Scientists of EU Project QUAFETY

On November 21th at 2 pm (CET), Scientists of EU Project QUAFETY will be on Tacler platform (www.tacler.com) to discuss some…  more »

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WEBINAR on Smelling Shelf Life - Profiling Volatile Organic Compounds, by Carsten Muller (Cardiff University, UK)

Date: 11 December, 2014 Time: 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET Separation Science, in association with Markes…  more »

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QUAFETY dissemination at the workshop : Innovazioni tecnologiche nel settore post-raccolta verso Expo 2015

Prof. Giancarlo Colelli (QUAFETY Scientifc Coordinator) will participate to the workshop on "Innovazioni tecnologiche nel…  more »

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!! New paper published !! Listeria monocytogenes Serotype Prevalence and Biodiversity in Diverse Food Products

Hadjilouka A., Andritsos N.D., Paramithiotis S., Mataragas M., Drosinos E. 2014. Listeria monocytogenes serotype prevalence…  more »

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The Project QUAFETY at the International trade show Fruit Logistica2015

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A summary of the latest QUAFETY interview held on TACLER is now available

The FreshPlaza team released a summary on the latest QUAFETY interview held on Tacler platform (www.tacler.com) on…  more »

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!! NEW paper published !! A study of the estimated shelf life of fresh rocket using a non-linear model.

Amodio M.L., Derossi A., Mastrandrea L., Colelli G. 2015. A study of the estimated shelf life of fresh rocket using a…  more »

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Project QUAFETY at Fruit Logistica, Berlin

QUAFETY scientist are ready for the International trade show Fruit Logistica (Berlin, 4-6 February) in order to disseminate…  more »

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!!! NEW published paper !!! Estimation of Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 Prevalence and Levels in Naturally Contaminated Rocket and Cucumber Samples by Deterministic and Stochastic Approaches

Hadjilouka A., Mantzourani K.-S., Katsarou A., Cavaiuolo M., Ferrante A., Paramithiotis S., Mataragas M., Drosinos E.H.…  more »

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News on Spectroscopy, latest tecniques developed within QUAFETY by CU and Markes

Published on Select Science, 18-February 2015Fresh Produce Quality - Delaying the Inevitable?Hilary J. Rogers School of…  more »

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Astonishing results for the dissemination activity carried out by freshPlaza within the Project QUAFETY!! Have a look at the report below

QUAFETY project: the role of FreshPlaza in fresh-cut chain research dissemination in 2013 and 2014 FreshPlaza, …  more »

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"QUAFETY Expert System", a new application developed within the project QUAFETY

Scientyists of the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa have developed an "Expert System" program to gather, transfer and…  more »

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!! New Papers published by the Microbiologists of the Agricultural University of Athens !!

The AUA research team on microbiology has published the following book chapters on Salmonella : Hadjilouka A.,…  more »

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Project QUAFETY Final Event

In occasion of the closure of project QUAFETY activities, all partners will meet in Rotterdam (NL) on 24-25 March 2015. On…  more »

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!! New published paper !! University of Milano (UMIL) published the following paper on the scientific journal Food Chemistry:

Cavaiuolo M., Cocetta G., Bulgari R., Spinardi A., Ferrante A. 2015. Identification of innovative potential quality markers…  more »

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!! Latest dissemination on QUAFETY !!

QUAFETY dissemination activities still on progress. The following article on the projectQUAFETY main resultshas been…  more »