Małopolskie Centrum Monitoringu i Atestacji Żywnosci

General Information

Malopolska Centre of Food Monitoring was created in 2006 at the Food Technology Faculty of University of Agriculture in Krakow.
The foundation of the Centre was partially financed by European Regional Development Fund. The Centre has, i.a., atomic absorption spectrometers, chromatographic systems: HPLC, GC-MS, chromatographic amino acid analyser, nitrogen and fat analysers, system of capillary electrophoresis.

The structure of the Centre is based on specialised analytical laboratories providing services of food analysis such as determination of nutritional components or contaminants.

Our main research are focused on assessment of the nutritional value of food, determination of food contaminants, and qualitative and quantitative food changes occurring under the influence of different treatment technologies.


Analytical offer

Determination of:

  • Dry matter
  • Nitrogen (protein)
  • Total fat
  • Fat extraction
  • Raw ash
  • Dietary fibre
  • Na, K, Mg, Ca, Mn, Zn, Fe,Cd, As, Cu
  • Total phosphorus
  • Salt in meat and meat products
  • Energy value
  • Amino acid composition
  • Determination of content and physicochemical properties of milk (protein, fat, dry matter, lactose, citric acid, urea, free fatty acids, density, acidity)


Area of research

Research carried out in the Unit is focused on:

 

  • study on properties of nutritional and non-nutritional food components (phenolic compounds, glucosinolates, dietary fibre, fructans) and their changes occurring under the influence of different treatment technologies
  • development and implementation of modern analytical procedures for food analysis
  • determination of the content of bioactive substances (protein, amino acids, vitamins, contaminants (metals, pesticides, perfluorinated compounds, heat-induced contaminants) and allergens in food.

 


Participation in research projects:

  • European Research Project FP6 Health+ IST 2004-027126: „Improving Knowledge and Decision support for Healthy Lifestyles” [2005-2008]
  • KBN Research Project 5015/WTŻ/06-08: „Podnoszenie świadomości żywieniowej i wspieranie działań na rzecz zdrowego stylu życia” [2006-2008]
  • PBZ-KBN Research Project 094/P06/2003: „Weryfikacja zasad technologii wytwarzania i wykorzystania żywności bogatej w naturalne antyoksydanty pod względem jej działania prozdrowotnego” [2003-2006]
  • International Project 5b "Projekt der Arbaitsgemeinschaft der Waldviertler Topinamburbauer"


Cooperation

The Malopolska Centre of Food Monitoring is eager to cooperate with local and international scientific and research institutes and enterprises in the implementation of scientific projects and development. We offer organisation of conferences, seminaries and courses in the area of food safety and monitoring, and use of analytical methods in assessing the food quality.

  • Scientific cooperation:


Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Faculty of Technology, Department of Food Ingeneering [Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, Fakulta Technologická, Ustav Potravinařského InĹženýrství]

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Department für Chemie, Abteilung für Organische Chemie

  • Cooperation with industrial partners:


METAL-CHEM Sp. z o.o. Gliwice

LECO Poland Sp. z o.o. 

INGOS s.r.o. (Czech Republic)

Krakweb.pl

Publications

Articles, abstracts in polish and foreign journals, monographs, chapters in books, manuals and scripts, and also the participation in international and polish conferences you can find here.

 

Malopolska Centre of Food Monitoring

University of Agriculture in Kraków Faculty of Food Technology

ul. Balicka 122
30-149 Kraków
Poland
tel./fax +48 12 662 48 25

mcmiaz@ar.krakow.pl
www.mcm.ar.krakow.pl