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Final Report - ECROPOLIS (Organic sensory information system (OSIS): documentation of sensory properties through testing and consumer research for the organic industry)

Project ID: 218477
Funded under: FP7-SME

Abstract

This is the final report of the ECROPOLIS project which received funding under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to strengthen the innovation capacity of European SMEs and their contribution to the development of new technology-based products and markets. The aim of the project was to develop the first Organic Sensory Information System (OSIS), a multilingual and centrally based data folder for data deposition along with an interface scheme that serves as a basis for data exchange for the benefit of the organic food market (organic associations, producers, processors, retailers, wholesalers and also consumers).

The introductory chapters cover the background of sensory properties of food products, where many producers and distributors of organic foods claim superior tastes for their products compared to the conventional alternative. It acknowledges that this argument however is still subject to a hard debate, from an objective scientific perspective, but especially from the subjective consumer point of view. It then proceeds to outline how the project achieved their objectives and the methodologies used.

The main achievement was the development of the first European - wide organic sensory information system (OSIS), a multilingual and centrally based online data base along with an interface scheme.

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