The 9th edition of the European Short-Course on “QUALITY AND SAFETY OF FRESH-CUT PRODUCE” will take place on 10-12 October 2018, at Porto, Portugal.

Organized by the Faculty of Biotechnology of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, at Porto, in cooperation with University of Foggia and the COTHN (Centro Operativo e Tecnológico Hortofrutícola Nacional), will include also Portuguese industry organizations.

After last successful editions in Rimini, Berlin, Antalya, and Cardiff we are very happy to receive the course in Porto, Portugal, for the first time.

The program is designed for individuals from the fresh and processed fruit and vegetable industry and will be of interest for food scientists, food engineers, quality assurance personnel and new product development staff. The course also is valuable to representatives from R&D, students, institutions, food companies and suppliers (packaging, plant materials, equipments).

Topics will include issues relating to pre-harvest effects on post-harvest quality, handling considerations for a range of fresh cut produce and issues of water sanitation, packaging and layout of unit operations, including water management.

Lectures will be alternated with discussion sessions in order to increase the degree of interaction among participants. In addition, chance of networking will be increased with a nice social program that will promote engagement and scientific exchange.

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