DEPARTMENT 4

Food Hygiene and Technology of Food of Animal Origin

Laboratory of Hygiene of Food of Animal Origin

Research activities

  1. The microbiological safety and quality of foods processed by the “sousvide” system as a system of commercial catering.
  2. Poultry meat decontamination.
  3. Behavior and thermal destruction of L. monocytogenes, Y. enterocolitica, Salmonella spp. and E.coli O157:H7 in processed meats.
  4. Destruction methods of Salmonella spp. in egg shells.
  5. Development of methods for the determination of drug residues in meat by HPLC.
  6. Residues studies of veterinary drugs in food of animal origin.
  7. Biologically active compounds, such as histamine, in food of animal origin.
  8. Shellfish biotoxins-DSP, ASP, PSP (early warning system and detoxification mechanisms).

Research programmes

  1. Estimation of the withdrawal period of the drug formulations Optiprime oral suspension and Optiprime piglet suspension. (Research Committee AUTh code No:8420). (Scientific Supervisor: Psomas Ioannis).
  2. Post-graduate training of military veterinarians in the School of Veterinary Medicine of the A.U.Th. (Research Committee AUTh code No.:20633). (Scientific Supervisor: Psomas Ioannis).
  3. Improvement of the quality of fruits and vegetables of the Euro-Mediterranean countries during their processing (Research Committee AUTh code No.:20710). (Scientific Supervisor: Psomas Ioannis).
  4. Estimation of the withdrawal period of the drug formulation AVICOSULFA after oral administration in fattening pigs. (Research Committee AUTh code No.:20728). (Scientific Supervisor: Psomas Ioannis).
  5. Estimation of the withdrawal period of the drugs oxytetracycline and penicillin-G from sheep tissues (Research Committee AUTh code No.:21133). (Scientific Supervisor: Psomas Ioannis).
  6. Estimation of the withdrawal period of phthalylsulphathiazole from calves tissues. (Research Committee AUTh code No.:80300). (Scientific Supervisor: Papapanagiotou Elias).
  7. Estimation of the withrawal period of Tribrissen 40% from sea bass and sea bream muscle plus skin tissue (in tanks in two water temperatures). (Research Committee AUTh code No.:80315). (Scientific Supervisor: Papapanagiotou Elias).
  8. Study for an efficient hygienic control of carcasses and chicken products in slaughterhouses and comparison of quality of the produced products between modern and traditional slaughterhouses in Central Macedonia. (Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food) (Research Committee AUTh code No.:80755). (Scientific Supervisor: Koidis Pavlos).
  9. Post-graduate training of military veterinarians in the School of Veterinary Medicine of the A.U.Th. (Research Committee AUTh code No.:80388). (Scientific Supervisor: Koidis Pavlos).
  10. Expert opinion on imidicarb withdrawal period in ovine species. (Research Committee AUTh code No.:81320). (Scientific Supervisor: Papapanagiotou Elias).
  11. COLL-CT-2006-030270-SPIES-DETOX. Active biological monitoring and removal of toxins in aquaculture ecosystems and shellfish-including the development of a Solid-Phase-In-Situ-Ecosystem-sampler (SPIES) and detoxification of shellfish (DETOX). (Research Committee AUTh code No.:81632). (Scientific Supervisor: Papapanagiotou Elias).

Approved teaching books and teaching notes

  • Inspection of carcasses of domestic animals. (Professor Karaioannoglou Prodromos).
  • Hygiene of poultry carcasses (Professor Koidis Pavlos-Romylos).
  • Hygiene of eggs (Professor Koidis Pavlos-Romylos).
  • Hygiene of seafoods (Assistant Professor Ambrahim Amin).

Laboratory of Technology of Food of Animal Origin

Research activities

  1. Investigations on the application of physical antioxidants on frozen whole fish and minced fish for long term storage.
  2. Investigations on the methods used for the exploitation of sea bream and mussel’s flesh.
  3. Evaluation of the quality of fresh sea bream and study on the production of a smoked product.
  4. Use of protective microbial cultures in various fermented products of animal origin.
  5. Management of quality systems (ISO 9000, HACCP, ISO 22000).
  6. Study on the improvement of quality of traditional meat products and application of new technologies in their production.
  7. Evaluation of the quality of horse mackerel and methods for the production of new products.
  8. Investigation on bacteriocins production by LAB.
  9. Protective cultures application on meat preservation and trout fillets.

Research programmes

  1. QLK3-CT-2002-02038. “Demonstration of increased yields and productivity in selected commercial organisms by strategic transformation of key enzymes from Aspergillus niger” (Research Committee AUTh code No:21016) (Scientific Supervisor: Papagianni Maria).
  2. Study of quality parameters of cooked sausages produced with olive oil (Research Committee AUTh code No:81801) (Scientific Supervisor: Ambrosiadis Ioannis).

Approved teaching books and teaching notes

  • Technology of Foods of Animal Origin (Professor Georgakis Spyridon, Associate Professor Vareltzis Kyriakos, Professor Ambrosiadis Ioannis).
  • Quality Control and Technology of Seafood (Associate Professor Vareltzis Kyriakos).

Laboratory of Milk Hygiene and Technology

Research activities

  1. Behavior of pathogenic bacteria in milk and milk products.
  2. Use of mesophilic lactic acid bacteria for Greek cheese manufacture.
  3. Development of methods for the determination of drug residues in milk and milk products by HPLC.
  4. Improvement on the quality control of milk and milk products using various instrumental techniques.

Research programmes

  1. Estimation of the withdrawal period of the drugs oxytetracycline and penicillin-G from sheep milk. (Research Committee AUTh code No.:21132). (Scientific Supervisor: Fletouris Dimitrios).
  2. Estimation of the withdrawal period of Netobimin from sheep milk. (Research Committee AUTh code No.:80307).(Scientific Supervisor: Fletouris Dimitrios).
  3. Pharmacokinetic study of albendazole in sheep an estimation of the withdrawal period of albendazole residues in sheep milk. (Research Committee AUTh code No.:20850). (Scientific Supervisor: Fletouris Dimitrios).
  4. Estimation of the withdrawal period of the residues of the drug formulation OBLICARMINE(R) from cow’s colostrum. (Research Committee AUTh code No.: 81613). (Scientific Supervisor: Fletouris Dimitrios).
  5. Effect of the concentration of food cryoprotectants on the growth of Listeria monocytogenes at low temperatures. (Research Committee AUTh code No.: 80940). (Scientific Supervisor: Liakopoulou-Kyriakidou M. -Member of the Research Group: Angelidis Apostolos.)

Approved teaching books and teaching notes

  • Hygiene and technology of Milk and Milk Products (Professor Mantis Antonios).
  • Laboratory examination of milk and milk products. A. Microbiological Methods. (Professor Mantis Antonios, Professor Papageorgiou Dimitrios, Associate Professor Fletouris Dimitrios).