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SOLVING THE TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS OF SHEEP CHEESE PRODUCTION

Objective

The European sheep sector is involved in a structural decline intensified since 2006, that have encouraged the European Parliament to adopt a resolution proposing urgent actions to be taken to safeguard the sheep sector; which includes special support for research and development on both farm and product technical innovations. The sector is made up of three sub-sectors, particularly dairy product has technological problems during cheese elaboration causing lack of competitiveness. These problems during elaboration and ripening of cheese are caused by bacteria or fungi going inside the cheeses and widespread, it is then a topic of interest for SME AGs. The general objective of the TECHeese is to increase the competitiveness of the European sector by reducing the losses causes by undesirable microorganism. They will fight against the problem outsourcing research for two proposes: prevention and control. The preventive actions will be focused on development of feed formulations containing aromatic plants with antiseptic properties able to control specific microbial populations and to enhance sheep health and milk productivity. On the other hand, the control action will be establish on the development of a inspection systems based on low energy X-ray equipment in order to detect internal defects on the product before leaving factory and going to the market. SME AGs and SMEs will be directly involved in the research and demonstration activities within the project, since animals will be feed and cheese will be elaborated at their facilities. SME AGs from different sectors will cooperate with TECHeese project to tackle microbial contamination because the solution to this multifactor problem is not affordable by a single SME.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology/ethnomycology
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/dairy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-2
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 40 320
Administrative Contact
María Isabel Berruga Fernández (Prof.)

Participants (11)

Asociacion Nacional de Criadores de Ganado Ovino Selecto de Raza Manchega
Spain
EU contribution
€ 265 893
Address
Avenida Gregorio Arcos (Edificio Itap)
02006 Albacete
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Roberto Gallego Soria (Mr.)
BEROEPSVERENIGING VAN DE MENGVOEDERFABRIKANTEN VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 270 660
Address
Gasthuisstraat 31
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Yvan Dejaegher (Mr.)
ASOCIATIA PRODUCATORILOR PRELUCRATORILOR SI UTILIZATORILOR DE PLANTE MEDICINALE SI AROMATICE*ROPAM
Romania
EU contribution
€ 218 511
Address
Strada Zizinului 1
505600 Sacele
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dumitru Lazurca (Dr.)
CONSORZIO PER LA TUTELA DEL FORMAGGIO FIORE SARDO D.O.P.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 879
Address
Via Margherita 21
08020 Gavoi
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Cristina Cau (Ms.)
DEHESA DE LOS LLANOS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 424
Address
Ctra De Penas De San Pedro Pk 5.5
02080 Albacete
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ángel Esparcia Ortega (Mr.)
Lambers Seghers
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 77 255
Address
Oeverstraat 7
9200 Baasrode
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danny Van Mullem (Mr.)
NUTRACEUTICAL SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 43 629
Address
Bd. G. Moroianu 176
505600 Sacele
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dumitru Lazurca (Dr.)
DELOGU GIANFRANCO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 478
Address
Piazza Asproni 1
08021 Bitti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianfranco Delogu (Mr.)
INNOSPEXION APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 27 480
Address
Horseager 14
4330 Hvalso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joergen Rheinlaender (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV
Romania
EU contribution
€ 17 160
Address
Bdul Eroilor 29
500036 Brasov
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Romulus Gruia (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 22 339
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonello Cannas (Prof.)