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Favretti Michela

Favretti Michela | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Veterinarian
Department 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

  • Favretti M., Pezzuto A., Piovesana A., Boffo L. Mioni R. (2017) “Efficacy of domestic cooking of experimentally infected bivalve shellfish: a case study” J. Microb. Biochem. Technol. 2017, 9:6 (Suppl), doi: 10.4172/1948-5948-C1-034
  • Petruzzelli A., Haouet N. M., Paolini F., Foglini M., Vetrano V., Di Lullo S., Altissimi M. S., Tommasino M., Favretti M., Pezzuto A., Piovesana A., Mioni R., Osimani A., Clementi F., Tonucci F. (2017) “Evaluation of the shelf life and cooking methods of Ascoli‑style olives, an Italian specialty food”, Eur. Food Res. Technol. DOI 10.1007/s00217-017-3001-4
  • Roccato A., Uyttendaele M., Barrucci F., Cibin V., Favretti M., Cereser A., Cin M.D., Pezzuto A., Piovesana A., Longo A., Ramon E., De Rui S., Ricci A. (2017) Artisanal Italian salami and soppresse: Identification of control strategies to manage microbiological hazards. Food Microbiol. 61:5-13.
  • Armani M., Civettini M., Conedera G., Favretti M., Lombardo D., Lucchini R., Paternolli S., Pezzuto A., Rabini M., Arcangeli G. (2016) Evaluation of Hygienic Quality and Labelling of Fish Distributed in Public Canteens of Northeast Italy. Ital J Food Saf 5(4):5723.
  • Favretti M., Pezzuto A., Arcangeli G. Listeria monocytogenes: A Dangerous and Insidious Pathogen in Seafood – Microbes in foods and health, p 333-348 Springer Editore 2016
  • Pezzuto A., Losasso C., Mancin M., Gallocchio F., Piovesana A., Binato G., Gallina A., Marangon A., Mioni R., Favretti M., Ricci A. (2015) Food safety concerns deriving from the use of silver based food packaging materials. Food Microbiol.:1109.
  • 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: Paulsen P., Bauer A., Smulders F.J.M. (eds). Trends in game meat hygiene. From forest to fork. Section 2 Zoonotic agents, Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 167-174.
  • 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, 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, Trends in game meat hygiene DOI 10.3920/978-90-8686-238-2_8 Wageningen Academic Publishers 2014
  • 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.

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