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There are two Laboratories of UFRGS involved with Veg-I-Trade project. One of them is the Food Microbiology Laboratory of Food Science and Technology Institute (ICTA) of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). The ICTA/UFRGS is located in Southern Brazil and accounts with 50 years of experience. Food Microbiology Laboratory of ICTA/UFRGS is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Eduardo Cesar Tondo, who have been working in research projects focused on foodborne pathogens as Salmonella, S. aureus, Shigella, E. coli O157:H7, B. cereus, L. monocytogenes, etc. and HACCP and ISO 22000 implementation in food industries. The Lab activities also involve technical support to the food industries and Official Food Regulation Bodies. The other Veg-I-Trade partner from UFRGS is the Postharvest Laboratory of Horticultural Sciences Department of Agronomy School. This centenary institution has a very strong graduate program and is one of the highest ranked agronomy schools in Brazil. The Postharvest Laboratory is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Renar João Bender and has the major focus is on fruit and vegetable production/good agricultural practices. In the post harvest field, research activities (besides teaching assignments and extension activities) are dedicated to determine metabolic effects of mechanical injuries on fresh produce and to evaluate alternative treatments (physical, chemical or biological) to control or to reduce significantly postharvest decay incidence, losses in volume and/or quality.
Veg-i-Trade Team
» Prof. Dr. Eduardo Cesar Tondo
» Prof. Dr. Renar João Bender
Role in the Project
» WP1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11 participant