Veg-i-Trade partner Ghent University visits Universitade Federal do Rio Grande do Sol in Porto Alegre, Brazil

In the week of February 1st 2014, both Prof. Mieke Uyttendaele, Prof. Liesbeth Jacxsens & Ph.D Student Stefanie Delbeke from UGent visited the Brazilian partner within Veg-i-Trade. Prof Tondo & Prof. Bender looked after a warm (37°C!) welcome and enabled us to interact and discuss with local farmers, fresh-cut processing industries, public health services. This helped to see to which extent “global” recommendations on best practices are needed/ can apply locally to govern safety and quality of fresh produce for all. Also a discussion session with Master and Ph.D students at UFRGS was on the program to stimulate collaboration and exchange in present and future research.