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Development of novel and advanced decontamination
sustainable technologies for the production of high quality dried
herbs and spices

Objective

"GREENFOODEC will set up novel and advanced decontamination technologies, overcoming existing limitations for high quality preservation and microbial decontamination of herbs & spices.
To solve the present limitations related to the use of the current technologies used for the preservation of spices, this project will focus on four novel technologies: High pressure CO2+ultrasound (HPCD+US), cold plasma (CP), and electromagnetic energy (microwave (MW) and infrared irradiation (IR)).
The presentation of each product may play an important role in the efficacy of the treatments and the selection of the proper operating parameters. Hence, three different formats of products will be studied, which are representative of the commercial herbs & spices: herb, powder and seed.
In order to have a real application in the European spice sector, three products have been considered as a reference: pepper or similar seed product, paprika or similar as representative for powder presentation and oregano or similar product as representative of herbs format.
During the development of the project, SME-AGs and individual companies will contribute to several RTD tasks, such as the multicriterium assessment of the treated products and the final assessment of the direct use of treated herbs & spices on selected foodstuffs. This will later guarantee the success of the knowledge transfer from R&D centres to the sector companies and the exploitation of the results. The participation of the Associations will enable the dissemination of the results to a high number of companies increasing the quality of the spices, their trading and their consumption.
This project will contribute to generate new opportunities in the food sector to produce high value products in the market."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

AINIA
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 5-11 Valencia Parc Tecnologic
46980 Paterna Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 127 275
Administrative Contact
Daniel Gonzalez Lopez (Mr.)

Participants (8)

SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 100 560
Address
Box 5401
40229 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lilia Ahrne (Mrs.)
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER AGRARTECHNIK UND BIOOEKONOMIE E V
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 816,32
Address
Max Eyth Allee 100
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Uta Tietz (Dr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 36 960
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Muammer Kaplan (Dr.)
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE ELABORADORES Y ENVASADORES DE ESPECIAS Y CONDIMENTOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 260 205,84
Address
Calle Mallorca 286
08037 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Teresa Lara Sferragatta (Ms.)
EGE AGAC MAMULLERI VE ORMAN URUNLERI IHRACATCILARI BIRLIGININ
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 232 895,66
Address
Ataturk Sokak Alsancak 382
35220 Izmir
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ekin Taskin (Mr.)
FACHVERBAND DER GEWURZINDUSTRIE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 667,66
Address
Reuterstrasse 151
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Weber (Mr.)
"JUAN JOSE ALBARRACIN, SA"
Spain
EU contribution
€ 51 954,84
Address
Ctra De Madrid Km. 387.3 - Poligono Industrial Cabezo Cortado Pb Espinardo
30100 Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariano Serrano (Mr.)
DEFNE DIS TICARET VE TARIM URUNLERIAS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 21 340
Address
Ankara Asfalti 21 Km 184
35175 Izmir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nurettin Tarakçıoğlu (Mr.)