Food science and technologies

HACCP: a guarantee for companies and consumers

The concept of food safety is defined by the EC Regulation n. 178/2002 which establishes the general principles and requirements of food legislation, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and sets procedures in the field of food safety. This concept must have as its first objective necessarily the welfare of the consumer, who must receive a healthy product, free from [...]

Food supplements: a contribution to well-being

Food supplements are defined by sector legislation (Directive 2002/46 / EC, implemented with the legislative decree 21 May 2004, n. 169) as: "Food products intended to supplement the common diet and which constitute a concentrated source of nutrients , such as vitamins and minerals, or other substances having a nutritional or physiological effect, in particular, but not exclusively, amino [...]

Preserves: how to avoid the dangers in home preparations

One of the most ancient Italian culinary traditions that still finds a great use today for its typical territorial characteristics is the preparation of domestic preserves: vegetables and vegetables in oil, pickled or in brine, jams with all types of fruit, sauces. Domestic preserves are not difficult preparations, but they can become “dangerous” or in any case represent a risk [...]

Active packaging: how to improve shelf life

Many foods are sensitive to oxygen which is directly or indirectly responsible for their deterioration. In many cases, in fact, the alterations are caused by oxidation reactions or by the presence of aerobic microorganisms. The presence of oxygen (O2) in food packaging is mainly due to failures in the packaging process, such as gas mixtures containing oxygen residues or inefficient [...]