Our latest research results were presented in Amsterdam

Our latest research results were presented in Amsterdam

ADEXGO’s colleagues presented the latest research results of the Correltech Laboratory at the Rapid Methods Europe international conference held in Amsterdam in the first days of October. Our results obtained during the examination of the effect of feeding on the smell of milk with an electronic nose were presented in a poster and in a short presentation, while head of research Dr. George Bázár, as an invited speaker of the conference, summarized the challenges experienced in the field of near-infrared spectroscopy when applied in feed analyses.

Aroma testing portfolio presented in the13th Hungalimentaria conference

Nearly 400 participants registered for the 13th Hungalimentaria conference organized by the National Food Chain Safety Office and WESSLING Hungary Kft. The motto of the conference: “Public and private laboratories together for food safety”. The activity of ADEXGO Kft. related to the aroma testing of foods was presented by Dr. György Bázár, head of research.


Summary of the presentation:

Food quality control by aroma testing

The costliest element of animals farming is feeding. Consequently, the feeding of farm animals is significantly influenced by the pursuit of efficiency gains. Maximization of feed utilization is achieved by feeding precisely formulated complete feed mixtures and feed rations to animals bred for intensive production. On the one hand, this practice results in animal products of uniform quality, which, however, often do not meet the increased needs of consumers for palatability and nutritional value. On the other hand, the pursuit of intensive production may lead to a deterioration in the physiological parameters of farm animals, thus posing an animal health risk. These effects put significant challenges on the economy-oriented producer in the long run, so compensating for the negative effects is essential. Nowadays, supplementary feeds and additives are an important part of recipes. They are used, inter alia, to:
(1) prevent or treat metabolic diseases in intensively farmed animals;
(2) to increase the nutritional quality of the food (raw material) produced, thereby producing a value-added functional food rich in bioactive ingredients that support human health.
Both directions can result in animal products with altered nutritional physiological and organoleptic properties. Therefore, monitoring and evaluating the impact of such and similar interventions on the quality of food raw materials is becoming increasingly important. This presentation attempts to summarize scientific researches in which the effect of supplementary feeds on food quality were investigated using classical chemical analysis, human sensory panel, and instrumental aroma testing technology. The results cover the areas of dairy, egg, pork and poultry production, providing a comprehensive overview of the impact of feed on food quality.


Meeting of agriculture and food industry at the BioSysFoodEng conference

Meeting of agriculture and food industry at the BioSysFoodEng conference

ADEXGO Kft. was represented at the 4th International Conference on Biosystems and Food Engineering held in Budapest on June 4, 2021, where we drew attention to the possibility of producing foods of high added value through feed, summarizing our previous research results. We also appeared in the poster section of the conference as co-authors of another study, which later resulted in a scientific article.


The abstract of the presentation:

Food engineering at the farm level – improving food quality through feeding

Feeding farm animals is the largest cost of animal production. Consequently, the nutrition of animals became highly influenced by the need for improvement of feeding efficiency. Feed conversion to animal product has been maximized by supplying precisely designed feeds to animals bred for large scale intensive production. This practice, on one hand, led to animal products with standardized quality which does not always meet the requirements of demanding customers concerning flavor or nutritional quality. On the other hand, the utterly intensive production led to the physiological deficit of the farm animals causing health risks. In the long run, these effects are challenging to achieving profitable production, and, therefore, have to be compensated adequately. Nowadays, supplementary feeds form an important part of precision animal nutrition.

The reasons for their application include:

  1. to prevent or cure metabolic disorders of intensively producing farm animals;
  2. to improve the nutritional quality of foods with added values, leading to functional foods enriched with bioactive compounds, thereby promoting human health.

Both cases may lead to animal products with altered nutritional and organoleptic properties. Thus, the effects of these interventions on the food raw materials have to be monitored and evaluated. This presentation provides a collection of studies where the effect of supplementary feeds on the quality of foods was investigated employing chemical analyses, human sensory panel tests, and artificial flavor fingerprinting technologies. The demonstrated results cover dairy, egg, pork and poultry productions, giving a broad spectrum of the effect of animal nutrition on food quality.

ADEXGO at the Pathway-27 Final Meeting

ADEXGO at the Pathway-27 Final Meeting

The closing meeting of the EU FP7 “Pathway-27” project, which terminates at the end of January 2018, was held in Cesenova, Italy, on 9-10 January 2018. The event was attended by Dr. Tamás Tóth, Dr. Éva Csavajda, and Dr. Hajnalka Hingyi, representing ADEXGO Kft.. The topic of the meeting was the summary of the tasks performed by the working groups and the results achieved so far.

Right after the meeting, ADEXGO was also represented at the 5th International Foodomics Conference in Cesena, where the scientific presentation of our research on the sensory examination of the aroma profile of egg-based bioactive enriched foods (pancakes) was demonstrated by Dr. György Bázár, research fellow of Kaposvár University.