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Replacement of sulphur dioxide (SO2) in food keeping the SAme qualitY and shelf-life of the products

Objective

Up to today there are many foodstuffs (including beverages and wine) where sulphites are used as antioxidant and preservative agents. Examples for this foodstuff are dried fruits, some kinds of fruit juices, seafood and convenience food (especially containing potatoes). But these sulphites containing agents are in suspicion to cause some damage to the health and they were blamed for some allergy. Aim of the project is not to find a universal replacer for sulphites containing agents for all foodstuffs, but to develop tailor made solutions to the following foodstuffs - dried fruits - wine and beverages - convenience food (especially containing potatoes) - package and processing. For each line of products special expert groups will be established. These expert groups chose 3 to 5 products for detailed research. While these groups are working on additives the group “package and processing” will focus on solutions within the process. This could be the environment were the process takes places but also solutions within the package are possible. The process of research is closely linked with a legislation- and sensory evaluation part. This should guarantee clean products referring to the marketability and their sensory properties.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/allergology

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2008-2B
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 766 562
Administrative Contact
Kolja Knof (Mr.)

Participants (8)

Campden BRI
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 550 132
Address
Station Road
GL55 6LD Chipping Campden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Craig Leadly (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 784 620
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Willem Van Berkel (Dr.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 337
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benno Kunz (Prof.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 403 591
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Dietrich (Mr.)
MEYER GEMUSEBEARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 600
Address
Hinterm Holze 10
27239 Twistringen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Herr (Mr.)
BIURKO GORRI SAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 560
Address
Ponibal S/n
31229 Bargota
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Llorens (Mr.)
ÉKOLO Productos ecológicos S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 47 166
Address
Camino San Andrés 35-36
31243 Arroniz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pachi Baquedano (Dr.)
Frutarom Netherlands B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 900
Address
Landjuweel 5
3905 PE Veenendaal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marian Verbruggen (Dr.)