QuaAuthentic_GR principal aim is to verify the quality standards of Greek traditional products of high added value, so as to a. protect final consumer from non-authentic food products and b. enhance Greek food producers/suppliers/service establishments to competitively enter and remain in national and international markets.
An holistic approach will be followed commencing from the basic research through development of innovative “tools”, to verify the authenticity of Greek olive oil and honey through estimating their distinctive both qualitative and quantitative profile according to their geographical/botanical origin. To meet this purpose, among others innovative “non-destructive/non-invasive” laboratory analyses and chemometrics will be applied, in the context of metabolomics. This will be framed by appropriately designed educational activities to enhance food producers, food service operators’ and consumers’ awareness as regards authenticity and adulteration issues. To manage all the aforementioned, accredited food laboratories, research organizations and food service establishments are to collaborate.