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Frozen Fried Eggs: Industrial process for the manufacture of frozen fried eggs

Project description

From the frying pan to the freezer

Frozen foods currently represent 6 % of European consumers’ shopping basket. Europe’s growing frozen food market may soon have a new addition: frozen fried eggs are to join the frozen ready meals, frozen fish and seafood and frozen meat, fruits and vegetables. The EU-funded FFEs project will design a plan to put frozen fried eggs on the menu. Manufactured by Spain’s IFOODS360, which has secured a worldwide registered patent, the overall goal is to provide access to eggs – an environmentally sustainable product packed with nutrients. Freezing fried eggs will save consumers time in the kitchen and eliminate the risk of bacteria generation along the supply chain.


IFOODS360 (Innovation Foods) is a food producing company created by seasoned entrepreneurs from different fields like AgriFood, HORECA channel, Marketing and Management. We brought our expertise to this company in order to implement our patented process for producing and distributing frozen fried eggs.
Our company manufactures and markets frozen fried egg through its worldwide registered patent. It is a natural product without any additives or salt, and our industrial processing has obtained the certifications ISO 22000 and IFS. The process of elaboration and freezing guarantees better nutritional levels than domestic or catering processing. Innovation Foods responds to food industry market by means a frozen product, offering to the end customers a solution necessary and non-existent at present, with all sanitary guarantees.
Egg is a natural food considered as one of the most complete in nutrients that exist and it provides the most affordable protein on the market. It is an environmentally sustainable product and its consumption does not generate religious, cultural, temporary or other conflicts.
Challenge: There is an upward trend in the consumption of frozen food, prepared and / or precooked, based on healthy food, flexibility in shelf life, versatility of the product offered and saving time in the kitchen. Frozen foods have a longer expiration date, without altering their nutritional properties, eliminate the risk of bacteria generation along the supply chain and lower the final price in the market. Changes in the way of life and consumption habits have driven a 38% growth in the frozen food market in the last decade. At present, almost all European households have frozen foods in their usual diet and they represent 6% of their shopping basket. In catering and restaurants business sector, it ranks 5th in highest expenditure products, after meat, fish, charcuterie / cheese and bread (many of these also supplied as frozen product)

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
28010 MADRID

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 71 429,00