UCO – University of Córdoba – Dpto de Produccion Animale

UCO team has 15 years of experience in basic and applied research related to the use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy for the quality control of agro-food products. They have experience in the scientific co-ordination of several R + D projects for the implementation of NIRS technology in the food and feed industries. They have been participants in different NIRS European Projects in the 3rd, 4th and 5th EU FP programmes. The team has also a great deal of experience in the design and management of a Food & Feed Sample Bank, where reference materials are stored in optimal conditions. UCO have also a strong involvement in the organisation of different NIRS education and training programmes. UCO is pioneer in the use of near-infrared spectrum to detect meat and bone meal.


Expertise in feedsafety projects

SAFEED-PAP (FP6) – Detection of presence of species-specific processed animal proteins in animal feed (https://safeedpap.feedsafety.org/) – project partner

STRATFEED (FP5) – Strategies and methods to detect and quantify mammalian tissues in feedingstuffs (http://www.stratfeed.cra.wallonie.be ) – project partner

Project team


Dr. D. Pérez Marín
Campus de Rabanales

Tel : +34 957 218555
Fax : +34 957 218436
Email : pa2pemad@uco.es

Web site : http://www.uco.es/organiza/departamentos/prod-animal


Dolores Perez Marin,  Ana Garrido-Varo, Augusto Gomez-Carbrera, Jose-Emilio Guerrero-Ginel