QUAFETY dissemination at the 6th European Short Course on Fresh-cut Produce ProcessingA special poster session was dedicated to QUAFETY at the "6th European Short Course on Fresh-cut Produce Processing: Nuritional Quality and Health Benfits", held in in Antalya, Turkey, on October 23-25, 2013.
The course was organized by the University of Akdeniz, Turkey, in cooperation with the University of Foggia, Italy, and provided in-depth information on production, processing, packaging, distribution and quality assurance of fresh-cut fruit and vegetables.
QUAFETY partners presented the latest outcomes in form of posters:
- Modeling sensorial and nutritional changes to better define quality and shelf-life of fresh-cut produce; partner UNIFG
- Improving quality and safety in soilness systems; partner UNIFG
- Detection and enumeration of L. monocytogenes in fresh-cut vegetables using MPN-Real-Time PCR and an enrichment free approach; partners UNIFG and UMIL
- Senescence associated markers to evaluate the quality in postharvest of rocket fresh cut leaves; partner UMIL
- Analysis of volatile organic compounds in rocket leaf during post-harvest induced senescence; partner CU
- Monitoring leaf senescence in rocket leaf under temperature stress using physiological and biochemical parameters; partners CU and UMIL
- Layer-by-Layer Electrostatic Deposition of Alginate - Chitosan Based Edible Coating on Food Model; partner ARO
- The effect of hot water treatment on durability of fresh-cut vegetable; partner IO
- Comparative expression of L. monocytogenes key virulence genes during growth in liquid medium and rocket surface; partner AUA
- Comparative expression of E. coli O157:H7 key virulence genes during growth in liquid medium and rocket surface; partner AUA
- Listeria pathogenicity island 1. Occurrence and possible implications in L. monocytogenes strains isolated from fruits and vegetables; partner AUA
- Performance characteristics of culture media commonly applied for the detection of L. monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7 in fruits and vegetables; partner AUA
- Applicability of classical and molecular techniques for the detection of L. monocytogenes in fruits and vegetables; partner AUA
- Respiration rate and quality of fresh-cut melon as function of package initial oxygen partial pressure UCP
- Effect of processing and storage on nutritional and functional quality of strawberry UCP
Some of the QUAFETY posters displayed at the short-couse.
Prof. Colelli introducing the project QUAFETY and its latest results to the audiance of the short-course.
Some QUAFETY representatives at the 6th European Short Course on Fresh-cut Produce Processing (Antalya, Turkey). From left: Periklis Tzamalis (AUA), Ana Amaro (UCP), Giancarlo Colelli (UNIFG), Corrado Lazzizera (UNIFG), Hadjilouka Agni (AUA), Maria Joao Pereira (UCP)
For more information about the course: http://freshcutcourse.akdeniz.edu.tr/en