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Table olive fermentation with selected strains of probiotic lactic acid bacteria. Towards a new functional food

Objective

The aim of the project is to isolate the most appropriate probiotic bacteria from the autochthonous olive microflora, in order to be used as pure starter cultures for the improvement of the traditional fermentation and for the production of a new functional food. Isolated lactic acid bacteria with probiotic properties will be selected for potential tolerance of the naturally antimicrobial compounds, such as polyphenols occurring in olives. Furthermore, selection of cultures will focus on the production of antimicrobial compounds like bacteriocins which reduce growth of spoilage and pathogenic bacteria. Additional, organoleptic and biochemical properties like production of desired aroma compounds will be studied. At the same time a better control of the fermentation process, early detection of faulty fermentation and spoilage and assessment of the time needed for fermentation completion will be achieved by monitoring the quality indices (e.g. volatiles) throughout the process with the use of advanced and emerging instruments (electronic nose) and tools (mathematical models). Risk assessment studies will be carried out to ensure the safety of the new product as well as storage experiments will indicate its shelf life stability. Mathematical models will be developed for the prediction of its shelf life as well as consumer acceptance studies will ensure the quality and acceptance of the final product.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/bacteriology
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-2
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 33 400
Administrative Contact
Chrysoula Tassou (Dr.)

Participants (15)

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION.

Participation ended

Greece
Address
Egialias And Chalepa Street, Maroussi 19
15125 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Constantinos Mallidis (Dr.)
PANELLINIOS ENOSIS EXAGOGEON BROSIMON ELAION (PEBE) SOMATEIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 62 000
Address
Agiou Konstantinou 12
10431 Athens
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Prokopis Konstantopoulos (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE EXPORTADORES DE ACEITUNAS DE MESA ASEMESA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 000
Address
Meson Del Moro 1
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jose Manuel Escrig Soto (Mr.)
Associação de Produtores de Azeite da Beira Interior
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 62 000
Address
Rua São João De Deus Nº 23 R/c Esq
6000-028 Castelo Branco
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
João Pereira (Mr.)
Associazione Italiana Frantoiani Oleari
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 000
Address
Via Rocca Di Papa 12
00179 Rome
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stefano Pasquazi (Mr.)
KONSTANTOPOULOS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 579 000
Address
3Rd Km National Road Katerini-larissa
60100 Katerini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fotini Karamitsiou (Ms.)
JOLCA S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 218 000
Address
Camino De Servicio De La Autovia A 49 Salida 23 Sn Autovia Quinto Centena Centenario Km 22 5
41830 Huevar Del Aljarafe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Dominguez Bonet (Mr.)
PROBEIRA PRODUTOS ALIMENTARES BEIRALDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Rua Oriental S N
6120 017 Envendos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Alves Pereira (Mr.)
ARCORIA PIETRO*ARCORIA PIETRO COSTRUZIONI EDILI STRADALI E FORESTALI DI ARCORIA PIETRO AZIENDA AGRICOLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 165 400
Address
Via San Giovanni Galermo 6
95030 Gravina Di Catania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angela Maria Arcoria (Ms.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efstathios Panagou (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGAÇAO AGRARIA E VETERINARIA
Portugal
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2780 157 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuela Berjano (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Puleo Maria (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE SCIENCES APPLIQUEES ET DE TECHNOLOGIE
Tunisia
Address
Centre Urbain Nord
1080 Tunis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadia Chammem (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB
Portugal
Address
Rua Barata Salgueiro 37/4
1250042 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cidalia Peres (Dr.)