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Typical food products in europe : consumer preference and objective assessment

Objective

Consumers have lost trust in certain foods as a consequence of recent contamination events. Typicality is part of the Designation of Origin (PDO / Pillages) concept developed in the EU and a likely route to regain consumers' trust. It guarantees some organoleptic qualities and implies particular properties which may help to reduce consumers' risk perception by reinforcing intelligibletraceability. EU consumers will use consumer science and marketing approaches to identify the essential characteristics of typical food products from the consumers' viewpoint, and to determine the factors that motivate preference of these products. Objective qualities of typical food products will be assessed by sensory and chemical analysis and related to the consumers' perceived attributes. This multi-disciplinary approach will provide input for recommendations of strategies to construct typicality along the food chain.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGÉNIEURS DES TRAVAUX AGRICOLES DE CLERMONT-FERRAND
Address
Site Marmilhat Sud
63370 Lempdes
France

Participants (9)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF GEMBLOUX
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Namur, 24
5030 Gembloux
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIA DE ARAGON
Spain
Address
Avda. Montañana 930
Zaragoza
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
Madrid
DIENSTLEISTUNGSZENTRUM LAENDLICHER RAUM (DLR) RHEINPFALZ
Germany
Address
Breitenweg 71
67435 Neustadt(an Der Weinstra)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE AGRONOMIQUE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Address
Place Viala 2
34060 Montpellier
INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH
United Kingdom
Address
Norwich Research Park, Colney
Norwich
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
147 Rue De L'université
75341 Paris
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Université de Montpellier I
France
Address
5 Boulevard Henri Iv
34006 Montpellier