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NOVELQ Report Summary

Project ID: 15710
Funded under: FP6-FOOD
Country: Netherlands

Decision Support System to advise potential users of novel processing technologies

Decision support system enhances the implementation of novel processing schemes, a decision-support system based on virtual design software was developed. Here, a chain-oriented approach was chosen to investigate the optimal technology and conditions, including cost aspects. The decision support system tool was developed to help potential users of novel processing
technologies to make decisions about the likely benefits for their business. By answering a short list of specific questions, a potential user (e.g. a food manufacturer) can easily evaluate whether a technology would be relevant for his products and if implementation would be economically feasible. Based on the given answers, a relevant next question is selected. The answers are combined to give an advice on potential interesting novel processing technologies including costs and effects on shelf life and quality. This tool also includes a menu with extensive information about processing related areas such as packaging, product quality assessment, pre and post-processing steps and environmental considerations. Newly-marketed product examples are included in the tool describing the product, its packaging and relevant information such as brand, producer, technology, ingredients, storage conditions, shelf life and market. Possible packaging options are described, in addition to pre and post-treatment implications of novel processing.

Reported by

Wageningen UR
Bornse Weilanden 9
6700 AA Wageningen


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