JRU METROFOOD-MK AS A PART OF THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROMOTING METROLOGY IN FOOD AND NUTRITION

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Anita Najdenkoska
Zorica Arsova-Sarafinovska
Lenche Velkoska-Markovska
Mirjana Jankulovska
Ivana Janeska Stamenkovska
Silvana Manasievska Simikј

Abstract

The METROFOOD-RI is European research infrastructure for promoting metrology in food and nutrition. This infrastructure is aimed to promote scientific excellence in the field of food quality and safety. JRU METROFOOD-MK is Joint Research Unit i.e. Macedonian Node which belongs to METROFOOD-MK infrastructure and consisted of two institutions, Institute of Public Health (IJZRSM) and Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food - Skopje (FASF). The METROFOOD-RIincludes physical infrastructure (P-RI) and electronic infrastructure (e-RI). The P-RI covers facilities for realization of different analyses related to food quality and safety such as: contaminants and ecotoxicology, food quality control, trace elements analysis, chemical analysis of primary agricultural and processed products. The e-RI represents a state of the art web platform enabling sharing and integrating information and data on availability of metrological tools for food analysis. METROFOOD-RI will be of great scientific importance for following user categories: researchers, policy makers, food inspection and control experts and organizations, food business operators and citizens.

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