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Frutic 2017

Quality and Safety of Fresh Horticultural Commodities

The 10th International FRUTIC Symposium took place

on February 07, 2017
at CityCube, Berlin.

It was organized by Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim and Germany, Università degli Studi di Foggia (Italy) cooperation with FRUIT LOGISTICA.


The FRUTIC 2017 covered the following topics:

  • Postharvest physiology
  • Postharvest decay and physiological disorders
  • Metabolomics for quality and safety
  • Sensors for non-destructive assessment methods
  • Spoilage and pathogenic organisms: biology and control
  • Human pathogen detection
  • Toxins and chemical residues
  • Sanitation and disinfection
  • Sensorial attributes
  • Diagnostic kits
  • Nutritional and functional attributes
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Fresh produce supply chain
  • Reducing postharvest losses
  • Postharvest technologies (CA, MAP, cooling)
  • Postharvest handling equipments (cleaning, sorting, grading, packaging)
  • Shelf life assessment and prediction


Special issue: Quality and Safety of Fresh Horticultural Commodities of the Journal: Food Packaging and Shelf Life(Volume 14, PA, Dec 2017)
with the guest editor: Pramod V. Mahajan

Special Issue

Here you can download the whole program (pdf, 1MB)


Here you can download the flyer (pdf, 2,3 MB)


Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Christopher Watkins - Cornell University (USA)
  • Prof. Dr. Hidemi Izumi - Kindai University (Japan)
  • Prof. Dr. Maria Isabel Gil - Spanish National Research Council Murcia (Spanien)