Successful dissemination of QUAFETY results at the educational event for fresh-cut produce (Cardiff,UK)

About 70 participants from 9 Countries throughout Europe met last week in Cardiff, UK for an important educational event for the fresh-cut industry organized by Cardiff University, in cooperation with the University of Foggia (Italy), Cranfield University and University of Reading.

The seventh edition of the short-course was also enriched by QUAFETY updates: posters and highly focused 15-minute presentations by scientists from the EC-funded Project QUAFETY who took this opportunity to present their latest results to the fresh-cut industry and scientific community.

The QUAFETY project group.

"QUAFETY represented an added-value to the Cardiff short-course in terms of scientific contents delivered by its researchers" said Prof. Giancarlo Colelli, Coordinator of European Project and co-organizer of the Course, "and I am particularly happy with the outcome as it is not easy to include basic scientific topics within a training event".(source FreshPlaza)

Some pictures of QUAFETY
scientists from different partners during their oral presentions:


G. Colelli (UNIFG) - An introduction to quality and factors affecting quality of  fresh-cut produce: Project QUAFETY  

M.L. Amodio (UNIFG) -  Quality predictive models    

H.J. Rogers/C.T. Muller (CU) - Quality VOC markers    


A. Stasi (DARe) - Cost/benefits DSS    

E. Drosinos (AUA)- QUAFETY update: Food quality and safety management systems evaluation  


V. Rodov (ARO) - Modified atmosphere packaging: Plastic Film Technology and Selection             

A. Amaro (UCP) - QUAFETY update: Nutritional markers for quality of rocket strawberry and melons       

Y. Xu (LMET) - Development of a model to predict the lag phase of single cells of L. monocytogenes

L. Beneduce (UNIFG) - Spoilage and pathogenic organisms: biology and control

For more information about the event, please visit the following website:

Organized by: Cardiff University (UK), University of Foggia (Italy), University of Reading (UK), and Cranfield University (UK)