Food Quality and Safety Research Center (CASIGAL)

Led by: Maria TOFANĂ
Fields: Appl. Life Sci. & Agrobiotech.
Institution: University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca (USAMVCN)
Scientists/Total: 17/27
Keywords:  1. Food technology and biotechnology; 2. Food quality and safety control in the agro-food traceability; 3. Food Authentication; 4. Implementation and auditing of food safety and quality management systems according to ISO 22000:1995; 5. Implementation and auditing of quality management systems in control laboratories according to ISO 17025:2005. 6 Design, organization, implementation and technological processes management specific to the food industry; 7 Integrated management of agro-food production; 8 Marketing of agro-food products and services; 9 Business Management; 10 New food product design and testing on the market; 11 Entrepreneurship.

1. Obtaining, characterization and certification of products derived by innovative technologies and biotechnologies;
2. Research regarding the characterization of traditional products;
3. Obtaining and characterization of natural food additives and biologically active compounds;
4. Recovery of the food industry by-products;
5. Obtaining and characterization of probiotic and prebiotic functional foods;
6. Food quality and safety analysis in agri-food chain using modern high-performance;
7. Food nutritional characterization and labeling;
8. Food authentication;
9. Implementation of food safety and security standards to ensure the health, welfare and consumer protection.


Automatic titrator
Liquid chromatograph HPLC with UV detector and fluorescence
Gas-chromatograph GC-ECD, NPD
Gas- chromatograph coupled with mass spectrometer and Head Space Combi Pal System
UV-Vis Spetrofotometer
Soxhlet extractor
Kjeldhal system
Brewing pilot station
Meat processing pilot station
Dairy pilot station
Preliminary sample preparation systems (rotary evaporator, oven, microwave calcining, SFE system extraction, TLC sample applicator, analytical balances, shaker, conductometer, refractometer



Calea Mănăştur 3-5, 400372
Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, România
Tel: +40 264 596384
Fax: +40 264 593792




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