Agri-food research network
Agri-food Research Network
The QUASIORA lab (Qualità Sicurezza e Origine degli Alimenti) is specialized in the assessment of fundamental and specific properties of food by means of new technological platforms that are based on mass spectrometry methodologies for the quality control, safety and traceability of food.
The main mission of the lab is to provide the SMEs in the agri-food sector, specializing in the production of typical products, with tools and methodologies for the qualification and certification of their agri-food products.
The LIPAC lab (Laboratorio di Ingegneria dei Processi Alimentari in Calabria) deals with the study and modeling of industrial processes in the agri-food sector and of processed food, starting from raw materials and ingredients to the final product that is then displayed on consumers’ tables.
The LIPAC approach is based on the physical modeling of product and process and it allows – on one side – to develop innovative food possessing the desired features, while – on the other – it permits to design innovative processes that lead to the production of new products, thus avoiding (or limiting) the "trial and error" empirical activity, that is often adopted in the agri-food industry, where modeling of processes is frequently neglected.