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PROCURED: Optimization Of The Salting Process For The Production Of Healthier And Higher Quality Dry-Cured Meat Products With Reduced And More Standardized Salt Content

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Salt is used across Europe in the production of a wide variety of dry-cured meat products, which are not only important because of their high economic value, but also due to historical, cultural, and gastronomical reasons. Among them, the different varieties of dry-cured ham produced in many European countries are the most notable and economically relevant examples.
In spite of their overall nutritional and gastronomical properties, the high sodium content in dry-cured products has become a major concern in terms of public health. Recently, the enhancement of the consumer awareness of the health effects of a salt rich diet has increased the market demand for reduced sodium food products. However, the development of these segments has proved to be a major technological challenge for the sector, due to the irreproducibility of the salting process. The heterogeneity of the resulting product is also responsible for substantial economic losses due to the fact that part of the production does not meet the expected quality standards. Besides, it reduces significantly the yield in the production of sliced products.
The main goal of this project is to develop a pre-competitive salting control platform to enable an accurate control of the salting stage in the production of dry-cured meat, which will ultimately result in a more homogeneous and standardized salt content in the final product, and will enable developing new product segments with reduced salt content. The proposed solution integrates different novel in-line meat inspection technologies, and uses a Neural Network to determine optimum salting parameters.
The project consortium brings together a group of leading SMEP in the sector of services and machinery for the meat processing industry, with the objective to develop after the project a commercial solution demanded by customers. The consortium also includes Meat Processors, which will be involved in the validation of the technology, and leading Research groups.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

FP7-SME-2013
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Koordynator

LENZ INSTRUMENTS SL
Adres
Calle Santander 42-48 Local 36
08020 Barcelona
Hiszpania

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Jacobo Alvarez (Dr.)
Wkład UE
€ 271 629,02

Uczestnicy (8)

STRASSER GMBH & CO KG
Austria
Wkład UE
€ 184 149,52
Adres
Gewerberstrasse 1
5151 Nussdorf Am Haunsberg

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Stefan Strasser (Mr.)
ROSER CONSTRUCCIONES METALICAS SA
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 198 710,73
Adres
Ctra Riudellots 11
17244 Cassa De La Selva

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Pere Mañe Arcos (Mr.)
STEVIA KERESKEDELMI ES SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Węgry
Wkład UE
€ 174 066,20
Adres
Utca Ornagy 8
1143 Budapest

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Attila Somkuti (Mr.)
JAMONES CENTELLES SL
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 69 242,59
Adres
P.i. La Gavarra C/ Can Minguet
8540 Centelles

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Carlos Boadas (Mr.)
F.LLI GALLONI SPA
Włochy
Wkład UE
€ 79 481,76
Adres
Via Roma 84
43013 Langhirano

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Carlo Galloni (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 23 547,17
Adres
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona

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Rodzaj działalności
Other
Kontakt administracyjny
Jordi De La Cuesta Fernández (Mr.)
STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER L'INDUSTRIA DELLE CONSERVE ALIMENTARI AZIENDA SPECIALE
Włochy
Wkład UE
€ 29 326,53
Adres
Viale Faustino Tanara 31/a
43100 Parma

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Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Ermes Monica (Dr.)
ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS CATALONIA, SA
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 6 846,47
Adres
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Alicja Grzegorzek (Mrs.)