Nov 20 Milan - To the Heart of Fruit
Milan, Nov. 20, 2001, Hotel Four Seasons
|Nov. 20, 2001, Hotel Four Seasons, Milan (Italy)
A congress addressed to the operators of the fruit and vegetable industry, namely to executives, trade firms, modern retail trade, specialized press, for dealing with the innovative non-destructive systems for the internal quality control of the fruit.
Roberto Marcheselli, Director of NIR Systems, SACMI Imola
MD Eugengio Del Toma: Head Physician Emeritus of Forlanini S. Camillo Hospital
‘Pleasure and Health of the Fruit’
Daniele Tirelli, Vice President, AC Nielsen Italia
‘Mapping the Quality Perceived by the Fruit Consumers’
5.30 p.m.: Round Table
‘The New Frontiers of the Quality Control’
Coordinator: Luigi Rubinelli, Editor-in-chief, Mark Up
People attending the round table:
- Franco Albertini, General Manager, GENERALFRUIT
- Paolo Bruni, President, CONERPO
- Claudio Gamberini, Fruit & Vegetable Supervisor, CONAD ITALIA,
- Bob Hilborn, Technical Senior Manager, SAINSBURY’S SUPERMARKET LTD.
- Carlo Rienzo, President, CODACONS (consumers’ association)
- Guido Tampieri, Councilor of Agriculture for Emilia Romagna Region
- A Delegate of the Ministry for Agriculture Politics.
Nowadays, consumers claim for more guarantees on all the aspects that make up foodstuff quality.
In the fruit and vegetable industry, the modern retail trade requires a standardized and consumer-recognizable level of quality.
There is a system available, developed by SACMI IMOLA that can check and guarantee, on a non-destructive basis, such quality criteria.
The F5 system, thanks to the NIR (Near Infra-Red) technology, can check quality pre-set standard parameters such as Brix/sugar contents, acidity, water core, brown core, ripeness, on every single fruit; this way, the market is given with products having a consistent quality thus ensuring that consumer expectations of brand names and retail outlets are maintained.
This event is a good chance for verifying the results that have been achieved after the initial experience of the F5 system on the market.