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Source tracking and monitoring of mould contamination in food production

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Microbial spoilage and contamination of fruit juices with filamentous fungi is a big problem for juice producers: 12.5-40% of juice is spoiled due to fungal contamination, that valued €4.3-14.0bn in loses annually for juice sector in Europe.
Mould identification and source tracking in the food industry, in particular in the juice industry, is difficult because current technologies rely mainly on visual identification. Therefore they have low sensitivity, they are slow and expensive.
The aim of FUST is to develop a system based on Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy for food spoilage source tracking and identification of fungal contamination in the juice industry which overcomes these drawbacks.
The prototype to be developed within this project consists of a fully automated cultivation and liquid sample handling system for high-throughput FTIR spectroscopy and bespoke software and databases. For FTIR spectroscopy an off-the shelf routine instrument will be used.
The consortium consists of SMEs that will profit from the commercialization of this system in different ways. Labman Automation, an SME specialised in developing bespoke robotic systems, automation, and electronic solutions and the future integrator of the system, wishes to commercialize the complete solution including the automated system, industrial protocol, software and databases and an off-the shelf FTIR spectrometer. The target audience of Labmann Automation will be large food companies and microbial testing laboratories. The SME Synthon GmbH, an SME specialized on FTIR for bacteria and software solutions wants to license the software and databases to Labmann Automation. The SME ScanBi Diagnostics, a molecular testing lab, wants to establish the complete system in their lab and sell it as a service to small juice and food producers.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

FP7-SME-2012
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Koordynator

NOFIMA AS
Adres
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Norwegia
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Wkład UE
€ 47 888
Kontakt administracyjny
Achim Kohler (Dr.)

Uczestnicy (7)

LABMAN AUTOMATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 336 555,30
Adres
Seamer Hill Stokesley
TS9 5NQ Middlesbrough Cleveland
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Robert Talintyre (Mr.)
SYNTHON GMBH
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 309 555,25
Adres
Blutenweg 55
69198 Schriesheim
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Juergen Schmitt (Dr.)
SCANBI DIAGNOSTICS AB
Szwecja
Wkład UE
€ 175 022,25
Adres
Elevenborgsvagen 2
23 053 Alnarp
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Patrik Stolt (Mr.)
EPLEBLOMSTEN AS
Norwegia
Wkład UE
€ 109 160,60
Adres
Kirkevegen 2
3812 Akkerhaugen
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Britt Sauer (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 12 481,60
Adres
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Wendy Harle (Ms.)
ELOPAK AS
Norwegia
Wkład UE
€ 27 180
Adres
Industriveien 30
3430 Spikkestad
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Henri-Pierre Suso (Mr.)
LABNETT AS
Norwegia
Wkład UE
€ 112 207,10
Adres
Bekkeliveien 2
2315 Hamar
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Kjell Ivar Bache (Mr.)