National Institute of Food Science and Technology - Research Projects

RESEARCH PROJECTS (In Progress)

  1. Quality assurance/quality control situation of flour           mills in Punjab province with special reference to   wheat flour fortification. Sponsored by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Switzerland
  2. Situational analysis of large scale wheat flour, edible oil and ghee fortification. Sponsored by Micronutrient Initiative (MI), CIDA, Canada
  3. Establishment of functional and nutraceutical food research section at the NIFSAT, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Sponsored by Pak-US Joint Academic & Research Program, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  4. Development, evaluation and promoting of cost effective and low polluting fish feed for Labeo rohita to enhance productivity. Sponsored by Punjab Agriculture Research Board (PARB)
  5. Development of standard method through optimization of processing conditions for manufacturing of mozzarella cheese from buffalo milk. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission
  6. Enhancement of shelf stability of date paste, production of date honey and functional food products. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  7. Impact of pathogenic bacteria and their seasonal influence on safety status of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods in Punjab. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  8. Development of stabilizer for dairy products application from non-conventional sources. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  9. Quantification of dietary fibre and beta-glucan in cereal products. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  10. Slew-bread, shelf life and acceptability with respect to consumer approach. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  11. Value addition & shelf life extension of guava by chemical treatments under MA storage. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  12. Functional exploration of millet and sorghum: an advancement towards food security. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  13. Accelerated drying of onion by using novel microwave technology (MW Hydrodiffusion and Gravity) as pre-treatment for drying. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  14. Evaluation of rice in different zones of Punjab with special reference to arsenic contents. Sponsored by Nestle Pakistan Limited
  15. Assessment of microbial quality of raw meat & development of rapid technique to determine the microbial load on the surface of fresh meat. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  16. Development of Conditioned (Omega-3 rich) meat and eggs through modifications in feed ingredients. Sponsored by Pakistan Science Foundation
  17. Effect of hydrodynamic conditions on droplet break-up in porous media. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  18. Ultra-thin edible coating on food product with electrospraying. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  19. Utilization of fruit wastes as a value added functional drink. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  20. Mapping of different wheat varieties of Punjab for their product suitability. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  21. Development of dairy based encapsulation material for improved bioaccessibility of probiotics. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  22. Value addition of agro-residues for alpha amylase production through bioconversion. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  23. Thin edible coating of fruits to prevent browning and moistures losses. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  24. Acrylamide risk assessment in fried and baked food products. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  25. Characterization of Pakistani mango kernel waste with special reference to its seed fat as a cocoa butter equivalent for value added product. Sponsored by Agriculture Innovation for Pakistan, University of California Davis, USA
  26. Development and quality evaluation of dehydrated tomato slices/powder for food applications. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  27. Documenting and mitigating the impact of pesticides and heavy metal residues on vegetables. Sponsored by Punjab Agricultural Research Board, Lahore