Institute for Quality & Safety and Standards of Agricultural Products
The Institute for Quality & Safety and Standards of Agricultural Products (IQSSAP), a public welfare institution, was founded in 1985 and affiliated to Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The laboratory covers an area of 3,100 m2. Four research directions are carried out by IQSSAP: (1) the risk assessment for the quality and safety of agricultural products; (2) the nutrition assessment for the quality and safety of agricultural products; (3) the technology development for the standardized production system of agriculture; (4) the study of the traceability technology for the quality and safety of agricultural products. There are 41 faculty staffs in the institute, including 3 professors, 13 associate professors, and 13 intermediate titles. The major subjects cover quite a wide range of fields, such as analytical chemistry, livestock veterinary medicine, environmental sciences, microbiology, food science, agricultural science, and biological chemistry, etc.
[Organizations] According to the need of subject development, two functional departments that including administrative office and scientific research management office, and four laboratories are set up.
1. Laboratory of Risk assessment and early warning, lab director: Zhang Dawen
2. Laboratory of Nutritional and functional evaluation for agricultural products, lab director: Li Ruili
3. Laboratory of Process management, control, and technical system of Quality & safety for agricultural products, lab director: Xu Jun
4. Laboratory of quality standards and testing technology for agricultural products, lab director: Qiu Suyan
[Scientific achievements] A series of scientific research projects from Nation and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MOARA) were undertaken by IQSSAP, such as National Projects for Quality &Safety Risk Assessment of Animal Products, National Special Scientific Research Projects for Agricultural Public Welfare Industry, Natural Science Foundation of China, ‘948’ projects of agricultural Department, and so on. 12 national standards, industry standards and local standards were formulated or updated by IQSSAP. Additionally, more than 150 journal articles have been published, and more than 30 are catalogued by SCI. 8 inventive patents have been authorized.
[Research platforms] IQSSAP is a comprehensive modern institute integrating scientific research and quality supervision, which attached platforms and organizations including Laboratory of MOARA for Quality and Safety Risk Assessment of Livestock and Poultry Products (Nanchang), Testing Center of MOARA for Quality Supervision and Inspection of Meat and Meat Products (Nanchang), Monitoring Center of Product Quality for Green Food (Nanchang), Testing Organization of Quality Evaluation for Agricultural Geographical Indication Products, and Station of Jiangxi Province for Quality Supervision and Inspection of Pollution-Free Agricultural Products.
2. Current leaders
Secretary and Director: Qinglong Chen
Deputy Director: Tingcan Dai
Deputy Secretary and Deputy Director: Yaomin Zhou
3. Contact information
Address: 602# Nanlian Road, Qingyunpu District, Nanchang, Jiangxi
Zip code: 330200
Office telephone: 0791-87090066