The food market has a very long supply chain that distances the moment of production from that of consumption. In order to increase consumer confidence in the purchased product, it is therefore necessary to adopt instruments to verify the authenticity, safety and quality of the food, as well as to guarantee its durability in fresh conditions.
It is in this context that WP3, dedicated on the one hand to food diagnostics, through the use of platforms for genetic, chemical-physical and metabolic analysis and on the other hand to the development of innovative packaging capable of prolonging the state of preservation of food, maintaining its ideal nutritional and organoleptic characteristics. Intelligent labels (QRcode) will be realized, able to record the data related to the diagnostic analysis carried out, the characteristics of the packaging and the profile of the producer that will be immediately available to the consumer. And new packaging films will be created with increased UV and temperature resistance, improved atmospheric permeability and effective antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
Genetic identification of the purity of raw materials and the actual composition of the matrices and agri-food products
Identification of metabolites, proteins, fatty acids, volatile compounds and microorganisms specific to a given food when kept under ideal storage conditions
Production of smart labels and customized web services with product information, packaging film and manufacturing company information
Treatments of commercial films to increase their UV resistance, high temperature resistance and barrier effect
Antibacterial, antimicrobial and antioxidant solutions for packaging with innovative properties
Intelligent packaging with integrated temperature and radiation sensors to monitor real product deterioration
Optical, physical and chemical characterizations of packaging materials and stored products to evaluate the real packaging performance