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Development of a new functional antimicrobial edible film for fresh meat products

Objective

The main scope of the MEATCOAT is the development of a new functional antimicrobial edible coating for meat packaging to improve the integrity of products during distribution and commercialisation. The proposed system will increase shelf-life of the product due to their antimicrobial characteristics. The present proposal aims help end-user communities of SMEs: the fresh food industry (and particularly fresh meat sub-sector) by developing a new concept of edible coating that will enable a better preservation and quality of meat products and a longer shelf life in the market. The second community is the coating manufacturers, who need new products to launch to the market, to remain competitive and support their growth.These communities represents mature sectors in Europe with annual revenues valued in €40,456M and require continues effort in research and development to get products in a very competitive market to attend the consumer demand with increasing level of quality. A huge amount of fresh meat is disposed everyday from market selves. Better ways of preservation would avoid this and produce huge saves in the full supply chain. In addition, there is pressure to develop new products based on renewable sources that can replace present oil-based plastics whose recycling activity is inefficient and expensive. EC legislation is trying to curb the landfill disposal of recyclable or non-recyclable plastics, by encouraging the development of new products replacing recyclable or non-recyclable plastic packaging. As a result there are high levels of innovation in green packaging(lightweight and bio-based packaging materials). On the other hand, all new developments and innovations in the packaging industry will have to meet the current European standards and regulations for food contact materials, safety and public health (EC1935/2004, EC2073/2005 and EC450/2009), as well as the requirements of the REACH legislation.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION DEL SECTOR AGROALIMENTARIO - AIDISA
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Carretera Nacional 120 Km 22.8
26315 Aleson La Rioja
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 51 240
Administrative Contact
Emilio San Martín (Mr.)

Participants (10)

UNION EUROPEENNE DU COMMERCE DU BETAIL ET DE LA VIANDE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 322 438
Address
Rue De La Loi 81A
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Morvan (Ms.)
Asociatia Romana a Carnii
Romania
EU contribution
€ 61 022
Address
Bd. Bucurestii Noi 118
012358 Bucharest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marieta Verdes (Ms.)
IFIP-INSTITUT DU PORC ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 450 528
Address
Rue Lespagnol 5
75020 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valerie Hebert (Ms.)
DIASA INDUSTRIAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 186 934
Address
Poligono Azucarera S/n
26500 Calahorra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Saenz Abad Maria (Ms.)
1&1 PULSPACK EK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 272
Address
Poststrasse 56
42549 Velbert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beate Ince (Ms.)
PEPCEUTICALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 228 422
Address
Feldspar Close Unit 4 Warrens Park
LE19 4JS Enderby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kamal Badiani (Dr.)
NUCLEO DE EXPLOTACIONES AGROPECUARIAS DE LEON, NEAL, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 120 929
Address
Poligono Industrial La Herrera 1
24812 Sabero Leon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis José Castro Robles (Dr.)
YKI, YTKEMISKA INSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 9 704
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 45
11486 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agne Swerin (Prof.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 17 554
Address
Calle Manuel Tovar 49
28034 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfredo Sanchez (Mr.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 557
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karin Ottosson (Ms.)