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OUR ADVANCED COLD CHAIN

22/02/2021 OUR ADVANCED COLD CHAIN

As governments all over the world began the distribution of Covid-19 vaccine, cold chain management has emerged as a crucial factor for ensuring the effectiveness of the vaccine itself. An efficient management of the vaccine cold chain requires several degrees of coordination among multiple stakeholders such as - just to name a few - pharmaceutical manufacturers, specialized laboratories for storage and logistics providers who can ensure climate-controlled transportation and distribution. Even if for a completely different range of products, this process is not dissimilar to the one we experience on a daily basis in our business. The cold chain and…

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CLEAN ENERGY FROM WINE PROCESSING WASTE

17/12/2019

  Is it possible to generate clean energy from wine processing waste? Today, it is indeed. The innovation is a result of the partnership between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Serena Wines 1881 – among the top-5 Italian producers of prosecco – which teamed up in a biennial research project based upon a joint patent. Ca’ Foscari President Michele Bugliesi and the Director of the Conegliano (Treviso)-based company, Giorgio Serena, have signed an agreement for the in-lab development of new generation PV cells that will exploit the natural dyes of the lees – the waste product of winemaking and…

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Food photography: techniques and advice

10/05/2017

  If it's not an art, it's not far short either. Photographing food is becoming increasingly important for those who work in the food industry: producers, traders, caterers and food bloggers. What could have more impact than an image when promoting one's products? Some turn to professional photographers, others do it themselves, but it's the finer details that always make the difference. Here is some practical advice for beginners.   1-Your subject A camera lens emphasizes every single imperfection so you need to make sure the dish you want to photograph is absolutely perfect.   2-Framing the shot Your distance…

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The relevance of food traceability technology

09/03/2017 food traceability and technology

Today food production and distribution systems are becoming more interdependent. In order to reduce food waste and to maintain a proper value chain that ranges from production to consumption, technologically advanced traceability is required. (more…)

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The most used preservation methods chosen by the food industry

26/01/2017 most used food preservation methods

From the beginning of human settlement, the need to preserve food and limit food spoilage was essential for survival. Since then, many household methods of food preservation, such as the addition of spices and fermentation, have evolved. In today’s modern commercial food production, spoilage and contamination are preserved by a variety of methods. (more…)

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Agriforestry: what it is and its benefits

24/01/2017 what it is agriforestry and its benefit

Behind climate change and the economic policy placed on the importance of environmental issues, sustainability is a perpetual challenge and agroforestry is one of the best tools we currently have at hand. Agroforestry plays a key role in helping the world adopt sustainable agriculture and contrast climate change. (more…)

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5 technology trends that will change the future of food

23/01/2017 food technology and future trends

Natural food scarcity paired with the fact that the planet’s population continues to grow has engineers and bioscientists trying to discover new sustainable food solutions.  (more…)

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Food innovation: why Italian food is the best sector to fund a start-ups

17/11/2016 Italian food innovation

  Italian food is loved all around the world: pasta, pizza and Italian ice cream (gelato) are the among Italian food products that are famous worldwide. Because of those who are behind the “Made in Italy” cause, many entrepreneurs have been able to build successful businesses. (more…)

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The creators of the “Made in Italy” app say that they’re going to fight the €60 billion ‘fake’ Italian food industry by revealing what’s genuine and what’s not

27/10/2016 app against counterfaiting

Finally, an Italian app that will save “Made in Italy” worldwide. Maybe. This summer, Italcheck was born: An Italian app that verifies which Italian food products are genuine and which ones are not. This will help shoppers and aid manufacturers fight food fraud. (more…)

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Science uses bacteria to make chocolate taste better

13/10/2016 new chocolate

  Gianpaolo Grazioli, a producer of Italian ice cream, commissioned four Otago University food science majors to incorporate live bacteria into chocolate in the hopes that it would create a new food. (more…)

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Hydroponic culture: history and benefit

29/09/2016 hydroponic culture

Hydroponic culture (from Greek ύδωρ, water, + πόνος, work) is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Plants are irrigated with a solution of water and nutrients. That technique permits controlled and high quality productions during all year around. (more…)

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Neuromarketing: between brain activity and products name

10/08/2016 neuromarketing and brain activity

Today scientists can map our brain thanks to fMRI scans, giving an important opportunity to corporations for marketing their products directly to the subconscious. (more…)

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About Alifood

About Alifood

We strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. We do not see ourselves as mere food traders.

The sale of the products we select is just the last step of a complex, structured process that is based on strong business relationships and, in many cases, real partnerships. Our job is made of several functions: sourcing the right product, selecting a reliable producer, managing the entire logistics chain, providing all the necessary documentation and certifications and following up all the after-sale requirements besides consulting and tutoring on how to best use each single product. We do all this because we strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. Our familiarity with the Italian food an agricultural industry, developed over the last twenty years, gives us the ability to efficiently deal with all the diverse needs pertaining to different markets.

Thanks to our experienced, professional and multilingual global working team, matching international demand and local supply is what we do best.

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