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Natural Antimicrobials For Innovative and Safe Packaging

Objective

The main objective of the present project is to develop novel packaging technologies that will avoid/reduce and detect the growth of pathogens and spoilage microoganism responsible for product lost in perishable food products of interest: fresh fish, fresh chicken and minimally processed vegetables (MPVs). The target foods were selected among many, for different reasons: the consumption of MPVs is hugely increasing in all European countries and therefore, it is important to heighten the vigilance around that products; it is necessary to rebuild a consumers’ confidence for chicken; fish is probably the most perishable product. Anyway, any of them is an increasing area of consumption and interest. The new technologies will improve food quality and extend the relatively short life of these fresh food products. The concern about synthetic preservatives is steadily rising, due to a limited documentation on safety and tolerance. Instead, Natural Antimicrobials (NAs), which occur abundantly in environment where they evolved as host defence mechanisms, are generally considered as safer and better tolerable. Though NAs will be used in the active material development, a systematic and scientific based work will be carried out in order to fully assess the safety of the new packages developed. Thus, along three years, NAFISPACK will develop novel food packaging technologies and novel tools for risk-benefit assessment of these technologies (basis for a risk management tool and address policy needs in the area of food contact materials): i) Active packaging technologies based on natural antimicrobials ii) Intelligent packaging technologies based on monitoring of quality indicating metabolites iii) Combination of both antimicrobial and intelligent packaging technologies aimed to increase safety and quality of fresh food products during longer periods of time.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 405 790
Administrative Contact
Carmen Sánchez Reig (Ms.)

Participants (16)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 120
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margherita Pasetti (Ms.)
RISE INNVENTIA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 336 036
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mikael Gällstedt (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 318 465
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mar Garcia - Ferrer (Ms.)
SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 242 403
Address
Box 5401
40229 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anders Leufvén (Dr.)
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 239 650
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sidsel Gaarder (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 305 708
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thea Sipiläinen-Malm (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 269 684
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar López-Lorente (Mr.)
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 225
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Krines (Ms.)
DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 32 000
Address
Langebrogade 1
1001 Copenhagen K
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dieter Elsser (Dr.)
METALVUOTO S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 32 720
Address
Piazza Santa Maria Beltrade 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Rocca (Mr.)
ARTIBAL S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 173
Address
Cañada Real
22600 Sabinanigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Sanchez (Dr.)
ENVAFLEX SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 760
Address
Calle Portugal Naves 15-20
50180 Utebo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Carnicer Gasca (Mr.)
NORDISCHES LACHSKONTOR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 586
Address
Am Lunedeich 108
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Hoffmann (Mr.)
VERDIFRESH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 800
Address
Calle Baleares Parcela A3
46394 Riba Roja Del Turia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisa Ramón (Ms.)
TOMMEN GRAM FOLIE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 53 720
Address
Halsanveien 3-11
7600 Levanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Finn Robert Müller (Mr.)
NUTRECO SERVICIOS,S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 53 520
Address
Ronda De Poniente 9
28760 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta Del Bosque Saenz (Ms.)