Developing fast and easy methods for analytical testing, namely for detecting and minimizing lipid oxidation,
Developing new methods for the analytical testing of potentially toxic compounds (contaminants, neoformed compounds…) based on predefined benchmarks.
Optimizing and validating methods of analysis applied to lipids, their minor compounds, and the by-products of fats and oils.
Developing new methods for quantifying biomarkers, based on predefined benchmarks.
Over four years, the OLEUM project will develop new and improve existing analytical methods for detecting olive oil fraud, and improve technology sharing by establishing of a wide community of laboratories and institutions involved in quality control. Improvements in the quality, safety and (...) suite
Florence Lacoste, Head of the Analytical and Expertise Department, ITERG, presented at the SISSG workshop on 3-MCPD in vegetable oils (june 8th 2016, Udine) a study : "MCPDs esters and glycidyl esters : validation or the analytical method and occurrence in vegetable (...) suite
Although phthalates are widely used in packaging material, phthalates are considered as contaminants when they migrate into food. Up until now, no maximum levels have been determined for phthalates in oil and fat. Since 2008, ITERG has been using a method of analysis for quantifying phthalates, (...) suite
The Dominove project (2010-2013), sponsored by the French National Research Agency, was aimed at studying the thermal decomposition of lipids during the heating process of pre-fried ready-made food. One of the objectives was to determine the conditions for minimizing the by-products of lipid (...) suite