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Research foundation

The Experimental Station for the Food Preservation Industry – Research Foundation carries out its fundamental and applied research as well as experimental development, analyses and consultancy, transfer of results, training and other related activities in support of food canning companies which, along the years have taken advantage and still do, directly or indirectly, from its activity results.

SSICA, founded as a public body in 1922 with R.D. n. 1396 of 2 July, converted into a public economic body by Legislative Decree n. 540 of 1999, is today a Research Foundation, public body, established pursuant to Legislative Decree n. 78 of 05/31/2010 converted with modifications by Law n. 122 of 30-7-2010 and the provisions of the Ministerial Decree established by the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, published in the Italian O.G. n. 141 of 20-06-2011.

SSICA established in Parma, subsequently constitute a Section in Angri (SA), to strengthen the research activity to support the agri-food industry. Research for the canning industry: safety, quality, innovation.

SCIENTIFIC AREAS

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Activities

Activities include collaboration with public and private bodies, research activities and assistance to companies.

Mission

Through its activity of experimental development, consultancy, transfer of results, training and dissemination, technological monitoring SSICA aims to provide answers to general problems concerning the processing activity while intervening on the whole agri-food production chain to improve quality and safety standards.

Sections

The Foundation operates on the national territory through the Parma Headquarters (PR) and the detached Section in Angri (SA).

Sea and Fish Products

The area, located in Angri (SA), addresses operators from the entire fish and aquaculture products supply chain.
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Meat Products

The Area deals with meat products whose industrial preservation is obtained by heat treatments (cooked meats) or by drying and fermentation (cured meats).
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Vegetable Products and Tomato Area

The area is focused on R&D of preserved fruit, vegetable and tomato products. Pprimary objectives are processing, new analytical techniques development, quality and genuineness control.
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Sustainability and Valorisation

The Sustainability and Valorisation area distinguishes between two specific activity sections: Environment and Packaging.
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Quality, Safety and Pre-industrialization

The Quality, Safety and Pre-industrialization area includes several sub-areas: Microbiology, Accreditation, Factory, Metrology, Chemical Safety.
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Marketing, Consumer Science and Relations with Companies

The Marketing and Relations with Companies area deals with the development of new services for contributing companies, the optimization of existing ones and the promotion of SSICA activities.
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Sea and Fish Products

The area, located in Angri (SA), addresses operators from the entire fish and aquaculture products supply chain.
Discover More

Meat Products

The Area deals with meat products whose industrial preservation is obtained by heat treatments (cooked meats) or by drying and fermentation (cured meats).
Discover More

Vegetable Products and Tomato Area

The area is focused on R&D of preserved fruit, vegetable and tomato products. Pprimary objectives are processing, new analytical techniques development, quality and genuineness control.
Discover More

Sustainability and Valorisation

The Sustainability and Valorisation area distinguishes between two specific activity sections: Environment and Packaging.
Discover More

Quality, Safety and Pre-industrialization

The Quality, Safety and Pre-industrialization area includes several sub-areas: Microbiology, Accreditation, Factory, Metrology, Chemical Safety.
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Marketing, Consumer Science and Relations with Companies

The Marketing and Relations with Companies area deals with the development of new services for contributing companies, the optimization of existing ones and the promotion of SSICA activities.
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ORGANIZATION

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Funded Projects

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