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CONSTRUCTION OF A DATABASE OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF FOODS

Objective

The objectives are :
To form a network of scientists and industrialists that are interested in the measurement and use of data on the physical properties of foods. To seek ways of making the network a continuous means of collecting reliable and useful data on physical properties of foods for inclusion in a newly created database.

The specific aims of the network are :

- to create a computerised database of physical properties of foods, accessible
particularly by the European food industry;
- to collect reliable and useful data on physical properties of foods for inclusion in
the database;
- to increase the involvement of the food industry in the project;
- to establish links between universities, publicly funded research institutes, the
food industry and others interested in the project;
- to seek ways of promoting and exploiting the database within and outside the EU;
- to explore the possibilities for further development of the database (generating
proposals for such development, seeking industrial and EU and national support).

Seven groups will be formed as follows :

- thermal,
- mechanical/(liquids and solids),
- sorption/diffusion,
- electrical,
- colour/optical,
- interaction between properties and industrial processing parameters,
- database creation, implementation in software and population with data.

Groups 1-6 will critically assess data from all available sources for inclusion in the database as well as produce new knowledge (own data, predictive equations, measurement methodology). Group 7 will implement the database as PC software that will be tailored for the needs of the food industry. The groups will interact by structured meetings and the production of joint publications. A vital part of the work will be to involve the food industry in the network and to seek support for the continuance of the database.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

Robert Gordon University
Address
St Andrews Street
AB25 1HG Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (19)

British Food Manufacturing Industries Research Association
United Kingdom
Address
Randalls Road
KT22 7RY Leatherhead
C.S.I.C.
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria S/n
28040 Madrid
C.S.I.C.
Spain
Address
Poligono De La Coma, S/n
46100 Burjassot (Valencia)
Cranfield University
United Kingdom
Address

MK43 0AL Cranfield
FEDERAL DAIRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Switzerland
Address
Schwarzenburgstrasse, 161
3097 Liebefeld-bern
FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE PRAGUE - VYZKUMNY USTAV POTRAVINARSKY PRAHA
Czechia
Address
Radiova, 7
102 31 Prague
I.N.R.A. - CENTRE DE RECHERCHE DE LILLE
France
Address
Rue Jules Guesde, 369
59651 Villeneuve D'ascq
NESTEC LTD.
Switzerland
Address
Vers-chez-les-blanc
1000 Lausanne 26
NIZO - NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ZUIVELONDERZOEK, NV
Netherlands
Address
Kernhemseweg, 2
6710 BA Ede
Rank Hovis McDougall Technology Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Lord Rank Centre Lincoln Road
HP12 3QR High Wycombe
S.I.K.
Sweden
Address
Frans Perssons Väg, 6
402 29 Göteborg
Stazione Sperimentale per l'Industria delle Essenze e dei Derivati dagli Agrumi
Italy
Address
Viale F. Tanara 31/A
43100 Parma
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej, 1
2800 Lyngby
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Dos Bragas
4099 Porto
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Agriculture Building
4 Dublin
UNIVERSITY OF LUND
Sweden
Address
Getingevägen, 60
221 00 Lund
UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights
RG6 6AP Reading
University of Bristol
United Kingdom
Address
Churchill Building Langford
BS18 7DY Bristol
WAGENINGEN AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Bomenweg 4
6703 HD Wageningen