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Deployment of high pressure and temperature food processing for sustainable, safe and nutritious foods with fresh-like quality

Objective

High pressure and temperature (HPT) processing is a candidate technology for commercial food processing to obtain safer, high quality food products with extended shelf life, both chilled and shelf stable. Although it is accepted that HPT is environmentally friendly and can help to retain the fresh-like characteristics of foods better than conventional and other novel treatments, it has not yet been scaled-up and fully implemented into the food industry due to two major reasons:
• The lack of knowledge on the inactivation mechanisms and decision making tools enabling food industry to apply and control suitable treatments. In addition, its added value (best quality product) compared to current treatments must be demonstrated
• The unavailability of suitable industrial equipment and process parameters control tools.
HIPSTER addresses the main barriers preventing the first market introduction and full deployment of HPT. The overall objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate fit for use knowledge, tools and industrial equipments in order to effectively implement this milder processing technology in the food industry. Specific objectives:
- Development of affordable equipment at industrial scale suitable for the implementation of high pressure-temperature (HPT) processing
- Definition of minimum process variables by means of the evaluation of microbiological risks for the main pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms of concern. A public database containing microbial kinetic parameters, determined under well-defined processing conditions will be generated. The database will include new knowledge and data already available.
- Verification and validation of the solutions in an industrial environment, including compliance with legal requirements, economic feasibility, and sustainability
HIPSTER will be implemented by an industry-driven consortium comprising 5 industries (both technology providers and end-users) and 4 RTD organisations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA
Address
Carretera Na-134 Km 50
31570 San Adrián
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 437 300

Participants (8)

METRONICS TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 379 589,75
Address
Poligono Industrial Arbide 1 Nave 11
31110 Noain Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 203 250
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TOP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 249 922,75
Address
Agro Business Park 10
6708 PW Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIAS ALIMENTARIAS DE NAVARRA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 134 312,50
Address
Poligono Industrial Penalfons Sn
31330 Villafranca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Marfo B.V
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 60 375
Address
Koperstraat 31
8211 AK Lelystad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACTALIA ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 100 303,75
Address
310, Rue Popielujko
50000 Saint Lo
Activity type
Research Organisations
YOURIS.COM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 113 875
Address
Dreve Du Pressoir 38
1190 Brussels
Activity type
Other