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Main research activities

  • Raw materials
  • Technology
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Packaging
  • Nutritional aspects

Services

Support services to companies include analytical controls and consultancy.

Analytical controls


They are designed to assess:

  • quality and authenticity of products;
  • compliance with the parameters required by regulations or commercial requirments;
  • suitability of raw materials for processing;
  • presence of markers of microbial spoilage;
  • compositional and nutritional characteristics.
     

Consultancy

  • Development of new products;
  • Optimization of production processes;
  • Rheological characterisation;
  • Study of innovative technologies;
  • Evaluation of shelf-life.  

TOMATO

The activities cover the entire production chain from farm to fork in three main areas:

  • applied research
  • analysis and control of safety and quality.

In the specific area of the processing tomato the following activities are implemented:

  • research and development of best agricultural and pedo-climatic conditions (selection of varieties, cultural practices, harvesting methods, optimization of sustainability, etc.)
  • assessment of the quality of raw material and specificity for further industrial processing
  • optimization of technological conditions of the process and prevention of production defects
  • study and analysis of the best conditions for packaging and shelf life
  • study and qualitative characterization of finished products
  • research, development and enhancement of recovery of the solid waste production
  • study and development of new products with high antioxidant content;
  • quality: analysis and improvement of sensory characteristics
  • packaging and shelf life
  • nutritional aspects: effects of processing on nutritional and nutraceutical properties.