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Production of cla-enriched dairy products by natural means

Objective

Conjugated linoleum acid (CLA), a natural component of milk fat exhibits several health promoting attributes, including protection against cancer, heart disease and obesity, diet-related diseases that contribute significantly to EU health-care costs. To confer the potential health benefits of CLA to humans, foods rich in CLA should be consumed. This project aims to develop dairy-based Functional Foods enriched in CLA, and evaluate their efficacy in humans. CLA enriched foods will be manufactured at pilot and commercial scales from CLA-enriched milk, to be obtained following the identification of animal feeding and management strategies suitable for bovine, ovine and caprice species, and secondly, following the envelopment of dairy-fermentation based processes using selected CLA-producing food-grade strains. This project will positively impact on health of EUconsumers, EU milk producers and the EU Functional Foods Industry.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Address
19,Sandymount Avenue 19, Ballsbridge
4 Dublin
Ireland

Participants (8)

HANNAH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address

KA6 5HL Ayr
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Inra Theix
63122 Saint Genes Champanelle
ISTITUTO ZOOTECNICO E CASEARIO PER LA SARDEGNA
Italy
Address
Str. Sassari-fertilia Km 18.6
07040 Olmedo
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
United Kingdom
Address
Gogerddan
SY23 3EB Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
MTT AGRIFOOD RESEARCH FINLAND
Finland
Address
O-house
31600 Jokioinen
THE SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Address
West Mains Road
Edinburgh
UNION INVIVO
France
Address

02402 Chateau Thierry
UNIVERSITY OF CAGLIARI
Italy
Address
Via Palabanda 12
09123 Cagliari