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23. July 2020 - 10:52

The Internet and Social Networks provide a lot of useful information for consumer studies During confinement most people have bought more of the foods they thought were healthy and those they thought would help improve mood The Internet and social networks have revolutionized the world of communications since their emergence at all levels, from the personal and social to the professional levels of citizenship and now serve as a potential tool for the analysis of the concerns and opinions of...

23. July 2020 - 10:10

IATA has been gradually resuming its research activity in recent weeks. We have talked to the research staff to find out how they are returning to normal and how this break has affected their research projects. This week we interviewed Amparo López Rubio. Amparo López Rubio, researcher at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), leads a line of research on nanoencapsulation of bioactive compounds and her research work is focused on understanding the relationship between...

22. July 2020 - 11:25

Amparo López Rubio, researcher at IATA-CSIC, will give classes along with other international professionals in the field. The total duration is 5 weeks and is aimed at a general public Food safety is a highly controlled and sector in the European Union.  One aspect that is often underestimated is the migration of chemicals from food contact materials and packaging into food and drinks that we consume daily. In particular, those chemicals that – at low doses and for prolonged times – may...

2. July 2020 - 15:44

They have developed a method of analysis that automatically processes the text of a large number of Twitter messages and displays in summary form what is said on social networks about a topic. Through co-occurrence networks, more than 16,000 Twitter messages have been analysed to find out what is most relevant for consumers of "gluten-free" products. In recent years, an increase in consumer demand for gluten-free products has been observed, making them increasingly available on the market....

25. June 2020 - 11:53

Various samples collected from handrails, lathes, vending machines, entrance handles, stairs and air conditioning filters have been analyzed Samples are also being taken on the TRAM d'Alacant at Luceros station, the station with the most passengers per day and the connection point for lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 A study carried out by the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), a research centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with Ferrocarrils de la...

Frambuesas sin (A) y con (B) recubrimiento comestible almacenadas a 5 ºC durante 11 días.

15. June 2020 - 13:46

  Edible coatings are a promising alternative for controlling the quality and safety of fresh products, and for extending their shelf life They incorporate natural extracts and compounds that can be used for both antifungal and virucidal purposes The market for fresh and minimally processed fruit and vegetables has grown exponentially due to changes in consumer lifestyles. Consumer preferences for fresher, more nutritious products with natural additives have led the food industry to focus...

Nuevos recubrimientos naturales a partir de tomate mejoran la conservación de la carne de cerdo

29. May 2020 - 12:26

A team of CSIC researchers has achieved gelatin coatings that would delay the oxidation process of the product during storage The stability of the compounds opens up avenues of research into their possible antioxidant effect after digestion Researchers from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) have demonstrated the effectiveness of a gelatine coating enriched with a...

Resultados en escala industrial de envases producidos con la tecnología para aumentar la vida útil de los productos frescos como carne, frutas, verduras y pasta fresca. / YPACK

21. May 2020 - 13:35

The European project YPACK creates and patents a material from cheese whey and microcellulose from almond shells The tests carried out show a total disintegration of the container within a maximum period of 90 days after disposal Contamination by plastics from single-use packaging is a major sustainability problem that needs innovative solutions. The YPACK project, funded by the European Union (EU) and led by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has developed and patented a...

The diet during pregnancy affects the microbiota and the development of babies in the first months of life

18. May 2020 - 14:03

IATA (CSIC) researchers show that maternal microbiota is associated with the diet during pregnancy and is reflected in neonatal microbiota and infant growth during the first 18 months of life The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, increases our knowledge of the impact of diet during pregnancy on maternal intestinal microbes and its effect on neonatal microbes and child development Researchers from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) of the Spanish National...

Un proyecto del IATA desarrolla filtros antivirales biodegradables para fabricar mascarillas de protección

13. May 2020 - 12:44

One of the objectives of the project is to obtain filters with FFP2 and FFP3 certification for biodegradable masks and respirators Both disposable, washable and reusable masks may use these filters A project of the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), a research centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), develops biodegradable and virucidal materials for reusable, highly protective healthcare devices. The research group that has carried out this work, led by...