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

The Organising Committee of the Conference Effect of Pre- and Post-harvest Factors on Health Promoting Components and Quality of Horticultural Commodities is very grateful for Prof. Giancarlo Colelli and other participants of the Project QUAFETY  for the active participation on this scientific event. 

The conference took place in Skierniewice, Poland (March 23-25, 2014), and more than 110 participants from 17 countries attended the conference. Within the eight sessions, 28 oral and 60 poster presentations were delivered.


QUAFETY session was opened by Prof. Giancarlo Colelli, with the leading lecture: A state of art on Quality and safety of fresh-cut products through the EC-funded R&D Project QUAFETY.


QUAFETY scientists presented the following results:

- Maria Grzegorzewska (Institute of Horticulture, Poland) - The effect of hot water treatment on durability of Chinese cabbage


- Periklis Tzamalis (Agricultural University of Athens, Greece) - Development of a diagnostic instrument for evaluation of food quality and safety management system



- Manuela Pintado (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal) -  Impact of processing and storage on nutritional and functional properties of strawberry


- Natasha Spadafora (Cardiff University, UK) - Evaluation volatile organic Compounds in rocket leaf for non-destructing analysis of post-harvest quality



- Marina Cavaiuolo (University of Milan, Italy) - Isolation of molecular markers for the evaluation of quality in pre-harvest and post-harvest stages in rocket and melon


- Elazar Fallik (The ARO-Volcani Centre, Israel) - Testing suitability of melon genotypes for fresh-cut processing.



QUAFETY scientists also presented the following posters: 


- Analysis of Volatile Organic Compound Profiles as Markers for Quality of Fresh Cut Fruits

(Spadafora, N.D., Muller, C.T., Bates M. and Rogers, H.J.)

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- Validation of innovative methods for the detection of human pathogenic bacteria in freshcut vegetables

(Cavaiuolo, M., Ferrante, A., Russo, P., Beneduce, L., Spano, G.,  Paramithiotis, S., Hadjilouka, A., Tzamalis., P.  and  Drosinos, E. H.)

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- UV-C treatment controls microbial population on fresh-cut melons without negative effect on their quality 

(Horev, B.,  Limudim, S., Rodov, V., Vinokur, Y. and Fallik, E. )

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- The influence of hot water treatment on structure of rocket leaves tissues.

(Dyki, B., Grzegorzewska, M., Murgrabia, A. and Panek, E.)



- Influence of hot water treatment on postharvest quality and sensory evaluationof fresh cut muskmelon (cucumis melo l.)

 (Kosson, R., Wrzodak, A., Szwejda Grzybowska, J. and Grzegorzewska, M.)

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- Microbial quality of fresh-cut vegetables treated with hot water

(Szczech M., Kowalska B. and Grzegorzewska M.)

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- The effect of postharvest treatment on quality and sensory characteristics of rucola (Eruca sativa)

(Wrzodak A., Kosson R., Szwejda-Grzbowska, Grzegorzewska)

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