Coordinator: Sebastiano Porretta
The department deals with the design, development and improvement of new products or with the updating of existing products, focusing in particular on ingredients and formulations. Special attention is dedicated to food quality through identification and assessment of chemical, physical and, in particular, sensory and market markers. A significant part of its activities focuses on the shelf life of food products both before their development and placement on the market and after changes to their formulation and/or packaging.
A fully computerized Sensory & Consumer lab Sensory & Consumer Lab is part of the department.