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Favretti Michela

Favretti Michela | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Veterinarian
Laboratory SCS8 – Optimization and control of food production
Phone +39 0421 41361
E-mail mfavretti@izsvenezie.it

Professional profile

Michela Favretti graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2001 from the University of Padua. She specialized in “Farming, hygiene, disease control of aquatic species and related products” (2005, University of Padua). In 2001 she obtained her license to practice veterinary medicine. She is currently Veterinary Manager and Quality Manager at the IZSVe laboratory  in San Donà di Piave (Venice). Her fields of interest are food safety, microbiological analysis of foodstuffs and the simplified own-check systems to control hygiene.

Her research interests include food safety, the promotion of local traditional products, simplification of the own-check system to control hygiene in small businesses (bars, restaurants, butchers, fishmongers, etc.) and small dairies. She is also a trainer for food industry professionals and trade associations. She drafts guides of good manufacturing practices for small local producers (on vegetables, fresh and processed meats, honey, milk and dairy products, processing in alpine hut).

The laboratory has an experimental kitchen, closely resembling  a restaurant kitchen, where shelf life tests are performed to determine the commercial life of a product and challenge tests conducted to assess the growth curves of microorganisms in experimentally inoculated foods. She cooperates with the region of Lombardy for the simplification of the own-check system to control hygiene, with the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions for the development of Small Local Productions (PPL) and the simplification of the own check system to control hygiene, and with the Regional reference centre of IZS Umbria and Marche – in relation to the own-check system to control hygiene.

Publications

  • Citterio C.V., Bortolas C., Francione E., Trevisiol K., Rabini M., Giacon M., Obber F., Favretti M., Pezzuto A., Capovilla P., Bragagna P., Mione D., Comiotto D., Rocca M., Luchesa L., Giusti M., Gietl H., Holzmann U., Lucchini R. (2014) Food borne pathogens and microbiological spoilage in different ungulate species hunted in the Eastern Italian Alps in Trends in game meat hygiene DOI 10.3920/978-90-8686-238-2_8 Wageningen Academic Publishers 2014
  • Lucchini R., Armani M., Novelli E., Rodas S., Masiero A., Minenna J., Bacchin C., Drigo I., Piovesana A., Favretti M., Rocca M., Zamboni U., Farina G. (2014) Listeria monocytogenes in game meat cured sausages in Trends in game meat hygiene DOI 10.3920/978-90-8686-238-2_8 Wageningen Academic Publishers 2014
  • Nogarol C., Panteghini C., Gallina S., Daminelli P., Favretti M., Bilei S., Scuota S., Caligiuri V., Addante N., Piraino C., Decastelli L., Bertasi B. (2013) Caratterizzazione molecolare mediante elettroforesi in campo pulsato (PFGE) e riboprinting di isolati di Pseudomonas fluorescens a seguito dell’evento “mozzarelle blu”. Large animal review 19(3):115-121.
  • Pezzuto A., Drigo I., Piovesana A., Bacchin C., Comin D., Leclercq A., Morvan A., Cereser A., Favretti M. (2013) Listeria monocytogenes in fresh and seasoned homemade salami: serotype prevalence. In: XVIII International Symposium on problems of listeriosis (ISOPOL XVIII) – Abstracts. Goa, India, 19-22 September, 2013, 83-84.
  • Citterio C.V., Obber F., Turchetto S., Francione E., Trevisiol K., Rabini M., Favretti M., Pezzuto A., Capovilla P., Bragagna P., Mione D., Comiotto D., Rocca M., Luchesa L., Giusti M., Gietl H., Holzmann U., Lucchini R. (2013) Introduzione all’igiene delle carni di selvaggina ungulata. Weidmannsheil 5(5):34-38.
  • Gambarin P., Magnabosco C., Losio M.N., Pavoni E., Gattuso A., Arcangeli G., Favretti M. (2012) Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Seafood and Potential Hazards for the Consumers. Int.J.Microbiol. 2012:497635.
  • Favretti M., Pezzuto A., Furlan F., Zentilin A., Arcangeli G., Cereser A. (2010) La shelf-life di vongole veraci allevate e depurate, da destinare al consumo umano. Il Pesce 27(4):141-146.
  • Todone D., Bregoli M., Favretti M., Mazzolini E., Conedera G., Capelli G., Natale A., Dellamaria D., Citterio C., Mutinelli F., Granato A., Ricci A., Bidovec A., Vengust G., (2010) Stato sanitario degli ungulati selvatici lungo il confine italo-sloveno. In: Fattori U., Rucli A., Zanetti M. (eds). Grandi carnivori ed ungulati nell’area confinaria italo-slovena – stato di conservazione. Seconda ed. rivista ed., Udine, Grafiche Filacorda srl, p. 66-75.
  • Favretti M. (2010) Listeria monocytogenes: identification and subtyping. In: Proceedings of the ISOPOL XVII International symposium on problems of listeriosis. Porto, Portogallo, 5-8 maggio 2010, 105.
  • Favretti M., Barco L., Capello K., Cereser A. (2009) Listeria monocytogenes: tecniche di sub-tipizzazione. ODV 30(6):12-16.

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