METROFOOD-RI: Traceability and Comparability of Results in Food Measurements

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This training course, which will take place in-person and online, deals with the role and application of metrology in food quality and safety, as in food fraud and authenticity. It is aimed at training personnel with specific methodological and procedural skills related to the following topics:

  • quality assurance and metrological traceability of chemical and biological measures in assessing the quality, safety and authenticity of food
  • quality control to support the reliability of the determinations for food analysis, Proficiency Testing and the rule of the National Metrology Institutes
  • method validation and measurement uncertainty
  • reference materials and their role in food analysis to establish traceability and comparability of measurement results
  • metrology and standardization of nanomaterials for the food industry and European regulations

The course is aimed at early career scientists, scientists and technicians, directors, managers and laboratory operators, quality managers, consultants, auditors of quality management systems in laboratories.


  • Prof. Maria Careri, Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Parma

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Claudia Zoani, Coordinator of METROFOOD-RI, ENEA, Rome
  • Prof. Daniele Del Rio, President of School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition, University of Parma
  • Prof. Federica Bianchi, President of the Postgraduate University Course "Quality Control and Quality Management System in testing Labs", University of Parma
  • Dr. Andrea M. Rossi, National Metrology Institute (INRIM), Turin
  • Prof. Michael Rychlik, Head of the Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Technical University of Munich
  • Dr. Isabel Castanheira, Principal Researcher, National Institute of Health (INSA), Lisbon
  • Dr. Nastasia Belc, General Director, National Institute of Research & Development for Food Bioresources (IBA), Bucharest
  • Dr. Michele Suman, Head of Food Safety & Authenticity Area, Advanced Research Labs, Barilla SpA, Parma
  • Dr. Filippo Trifiletti, General Director of Accredia, Rome
  • Dr. Elke Anklam, Principal Advisor, Joint Research Center, European Commission
  • Dr. Stef Bronzwaer, Research Coordinator, EFSA European Food Safety Authority, Parma


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