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Food Institute of KTU (Lithuania)

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The Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU FI) is a research institution established in 1958 to conduct internationally recognized food science and technology research as well as to serve the food industry.

KTU FI consists of sensory, microbiology, chemistry and technology laboratories, and Food Research Center (LST EN ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, scope: physical chemical and microbiological research of food products).

The research at Food Institute ranges from food microbiology including genomics, food chemistry, food analysis to technological functionality and wholesomeness, sustainable food processing technology, exploratory data analysis to sensory quality and consumer perception.

The main research infrastructure covers Liquid / gas chromatography, PCR amplification and DNA pyrosequencing analytic equipment.

Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology has been a SAFE member since January 2018.

Research fields:

  • Chemical and Microbiological Food / Feed Safety  and sensory quality - innovative modeling tools for the prediction of food safety, quality and authenticity.
  • Sensory quality of foods and food preferences - development of products and evaluation of its taste, texture, smell, sound properties that influence perception of product.
  • Gut microbiology and immunology – development of novel probiotic or prebiotic ingredients, and products for prevention and treatment of food allergy.
  • Functional food ingredients - analysis and application of novel foods / feed and technologies enabling to assure oxidative stability of food, which are rich in minerals, vitamins, healthy lipids and proteins/peptides.

Technological solutions:

  • Food safety, quality and shelf life, increasing of food stability, solutions.
  • Food authentication solutions - detection of food falsification, development of methods for evaluation of food authenticity.
  • Application of biologically active food components for personalized nutrition food products.
  • Bio-preservatives application to control food / feed product and environment hygiene.
  • Biomass production from food rest raw material  - increasing the value and range use of rest raw materials
  • Food safety management system implementation solutions - food / feed hazard and risk assessment, implementation and maintaining the HACCP and quality management systems.
  • Integrated solutions for all product’s life cycle: consumers expectations, product development, sensory quality, shelf life determination, product compliance with legal regulations

Founded in 1958
90 % national projects
10 % international projects
PhD students: 20 % research staff
External and internal R&D: 90 % and 10 %

Address: Kaunas University of Technology, Food Institute
Radvilėnų pl. 19-C405, LT-51180, Kaunas, Lithuania

Dr. Alvija Šalaševičienė, Director of Food Institute

phone: +370 37 312393, fax: +370 685 96052, 672 71219 (UTC+2)

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