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IMPROVEMENT OF THE SAFETY AND QUALITY OF REFRIGERATED READY-TO-EAT FOODS USING NOVEL MILD PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES

Objective



The project is aimed at the improvement of safety and quality of vegetable foods with mild preservation techniques combined with refrigeration. Novel techniques are described for modified atmosphere packaging and coating, including biodegradable new coating materials. These materials will be used in combination with modified atmospheres and/or anti-microbial substances, added to coatings or produced by natural epiphytes or lactic bacteria. The results of these techniques on the growth of pathogenic psychrotrophs like Listeria monocytogenes and non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum will be studied.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AGROTECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE ATO-DLO
Address
P.o.box 17 Bornsesteeg 59
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (8)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF WAGENINGEN
Netherlands
Address
P.o. Box 8129 Bomenweg 2
6700 EV Wageningen
Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
France
Address
73 Rue Jean François Breton
34090 Montpellier
Fruidor SA Les Crudettes
France
Address
Avenue Che Delaye
84300 Cavaillon
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
Domaine Saint-paul
84143 Montfavet
Institute of Food Research
United Kingdom
Address
Norwich Laboratory Colney Lane
NR4 7UA Norwich
LYCOVRISI - ATHENS
Greece
Address
S. Venizelou 1
14123 Lycovrisi - Athens
NATURE'S BEST LTD.
Ireland
Address
Carnes West
Duleek
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Address
Plassey Technological Park
Limerick