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9. April 2020 - 10:26

Revista Alimentaria has published an article on lamb consumption, which is generally associated with periods such as Christmas and Easter. To do so, it has had the collaboration of Dr. Mónica Flores, an expert in meat and meat products, who highlights the positive properties it provides us with. "Lamb meat is an important source of high quality protein due to its content in essential amino acids. It is also rich in microminerals such as iron, selenium, zinc, copper and manganese. In addition,...

8. April 2020 - 13:20

The Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology of the CSIC is part of the MeMBrane project. The group collaborating in this project has launched a video explaining what it consists of, what this group is in charge of and they have also advanced some results to date. This group is formed by the researchers Amparo Querol, José Manuel Guillamón, Eladio Barrio, María Lairón and Javier Alonso del Real. MeMBrane The aim of the MeMBrane project is to develop more resistant cell membranes so that,...

30. March 2020 - 16:58

  The CSIC Delegation in the Valencian Community has interviewed the management of each centre in the community. Jose F. Marcos, the director of the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (CSIC), explains how IATA is adapting to the health emergency, what difficulties they are encountering, and what actions they are taking in the face of this crisis so that it ends as soon as possible. How is IATA adapting to the current situation? The past few weeks have been exceptional, and as...

23. March 2020 - 15:33

The Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC) participates actively in the donation of health material and resources, making masks, gloves, glasses, and PCR material available to the Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública de la Generalitat Valenciana to send to hospitals and help combat Covid-19. We have sent about 10,000 nitrile gloves, 100 litres of hydroalcoholic solution, 3,500 swabs for sampling and protective glasses to the General Hospital of Valencia for...

13. March 2020 - 11:54

With the aim of improving and positioning Spanish cava in relation to other international sparkling wines, the Cavawinner R+D project takes stock of what was started two years ago by a consortium of companies and research bodies. The first results are positive and allow the generation of new knowledge about cava. This project is also working to optimise production costs and focus on international consumer tastes. Eight business partners (Caves Vilarnau - leader of the project -, Bodegas...

5. March 2020 - 11:50

According to the European Food Safety Authority, this human virus is the main agent of acute gastroenteritis in Europe The diagnostic kit, which has been sued by red fruit producers, may be applied to any plant food   The main genogroups of noroviruses that affect humans - IG, GII, GIV, GVIII and GIX - cause acute gastroenteritis. These viruses are resistant to food washing, freezing, and even many heat treatments. Enteric viruses are mainly transmitted by the faecal-oral route and therefore...

5. March 2020 - 9:41

Last Tuesday, 3rd March, Cristina Molina, research professor at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) participated in the activity "Table of experiences of the different women's associations in l'Eliana" organized by the Town Council of l'Eliana within the framework of its program of activities around the 8th March, International Women's Day. The table of experiences was attended by the women's groups and the participation of Maria Udaeta, Quality Manager for the Ford...

28. February 2020 - 12:52

On February 26th and 27th , ITENE has organized a course focused on food safety in packaging. Mª José Fabra Rovira, researcher at IATA, has participated in this conference, giving the course entitled "Introduction and basic concepts related to materials in contact with food". The main objective was to show how to obtain the necessary tools to ensure the suitability for food contact of the packaging and packaging materials marketed by your company and to learn about the aspects related to the...

20. February 2020 - 9:06

Yesterday, the Consell d'Eivissa organised a professional workshop on baking with xeixa flour, typical of the island. The seminar was aimed at both students and professionals in the field and was held at the Sa Serra de Sant Antoni Secondary School. The IATA researchers, Cristina M. Rosell and María Ruiz, showed the students the results of the project to adapt the conditions of the baking process to the characteristics of the xeixa wheat milled in a stone mill. According to the conclusions of...

17. February 2020 - 14:58

The current Packaging Group has its antecedent in the work on metal packaging started in 1970 by Ramón Catalá, after completing his doctoral thesis, on the initiative of the then IATA director, Primo Yúfera. In those years, the tinplate container was practically the reference container for canning, along with a small percentage of glass containers. Plastics were still being used for many different purposes, but not in the field of canning. Continue reading the report.