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Development and assessment of methods for the detection of adulteration of olive oil with hazelnut oil.

Objective

Olive oil constitutes the basic income source for around 2 million people who live predominantly in the less-favoured regions of Southern EU. The cost of olive oil adulteration with hazelnut oil could be evaluated around 4 million Euros per year that is detracted from the farmers' income. The proposal will analyse emergent and well-established physical-chemical techniques and methods for detecting this adulteration. The project will develop and set up methods based on GC-MS, LC-GC, 180 and 2H-SIRMS, lH- and 2H-SNIF-NMR, 13C-NMR, FT-MIR, FT-Raman. The most remarkable deliverables are the method protocols, the training courses for analysts, databases with information of the characterised edible oils, and pre-normative of valuable methods. Four milestones have been planned to make decision after each method had been evaluated by peer laboratories and blind trials. 14 partners of 7 EU countries constitute the consortium.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
4,Avenida Padre García Tejero 4
41012 Sevilla
Spain

Participants (11)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF GEMBLOUX
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Namur, 24
5030 Gembloux
ANDOLEUM S.A.
Spain
Address
Camino De Purchil, 66
18004 Granada
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
EUROFINS SCIENTIFIC ANALYTICS
France
Address
Rue Pierre Adolphe Bobierre Site De La Geraudiere
44323 Nantes
INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL COUNCIL
Spain
Address
Principe De Vergara, 154
28002 Madrid
ISTITUTO SPERIMENTALE PER LA ELAIOTECNICA
Italy
Address
Via Cesare Battisti 198
65123 Pescara
NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
Vassileos Constantinou Avenue 48
Athens
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Salaria Km.29,3
00016 Monterotondo
STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE PER LE INDUSTRIE DEGLI OLI E DEI GRASSI
Italy
Address
Giuseppe Colombo 79
20133 Milano
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
Wien
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place Croix Du Sud 2/19
1348 Louvain-la-neuve