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Combining Technologies to achieve significant binary Reductions in Sodium, Fat and Sugar content in everyday foods whilst optimising their nutritional Quality

Objective

The aim of TeRiFiQ is to achieve significant binary (salt and fat or fat and sugar) reductions in the level of sodium, sugar and fat in selected cheese (hard, semi-hard, soft), meat (cooked and dry-fermented sausages), cakes (muffins) and ready-made food products (sauces) whilst maintaining and where possible enhancing nutritional and sensorial qualities of these products to ensure full consumer acceptance. This will be done by fine-tuning current product formulations by engineering the technological parameters of realistic food models specific to each product and by applying state of the art technologies such as cryo-crystallisation, multiple emulsions and multi-layered processes in a manner never done before. In parallel, micro- and macro-structures of the new food matrices will be studied. To ensure the sensorial feasibility of this re-engineering, sensorial analysis and optimisation to ensure consumer acceptability will be carried out in parallel to these technological developments. Moreover, the nutritional value of reformulated foods will be estimated compared to the non reformulated original foods.
Beside technological aspects, more fundamental studies from selected models developed above will be conducted to improve the understanding of the main mechanisms leading to perception. That includes flavour release and temporal perception in relation with changes in composition of the selected models with in vivo and in vitro approaches with predictive tools, and a cognitive approach will be carried out as a promising lever to compensate salt, sugar and/or fat reduction. The findings will be transferred to the reformulation actions so that they can be introduced into the new food processes. These new product formulations will be validated via extensive consumer testing and demonstration activities with 9 SMEs for 6 European countries to ensure the industrial feasibility and consumer acceptance in different EU cultures and industries.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 438 965
Administrative Contact
Christian Salles (Dr.)

Participants (17)

ASSOCIATION DE COORDINATION TECHNIQUE POUR L'INDUSTRIE AGROALIMENTAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 431 391
Address
16 Rue Claude Bernard
75231 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christophe Cotillon (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 331 547
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bessems (Mr.)
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 348 102
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sidsel Gaarder (Ms.)
QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 141
Address
Quadram Institute Bioscience Norwich Research Park
NR4 7UQ Norwich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Anderson (Dr.)
NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 116 679
Address
Kernhemseweg 2
6718 ZB Ede Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harold Bult (Dr.)
HERITAGE 1466
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 143 700
Address
Rue De Charneux 32
4650 Herve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marc Cabay (Mr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 172 460
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yohan Lecuona (Mr.)
MILLBA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 136 771
Address
Luksefjellvegen 217
3721 Skien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernt Ove Søvik (Mr.)
ADRIA DEVELOPPEMENT (ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT, LA RECHERCHE ET L'INNOVATION AGROALIMENTAIRES)
France
EU contribution
€ 96 831
Address
Z.a. Créac'h Gwen
29196 Quimper
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne-Emmanuelle Le Minous (Ms.)
LEIV VIDAR AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 159 555
Address
Birkebeinerveien 2
3517 Honefoss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tor Henrik Kristiansen (Mr.)
BRASSERIE D ORVAL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 98 846
Address
Rue D Orval 2
6823 Villers-devant-orval
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne-Françoise Pypaert (Mrs.)
GROUPE CHAZAL
France
EU contribution
€ 22 736
Address
Avenue Eisenhower 73
39100 Dole
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Teyssieux (Ms.)
CENTIV GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 156 688
Address
Villinger Weg 10
28816 Stuhr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bethke Malte (Mr.)
FEDERALIMENTARE SERVIZI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 81 600
Address
Viale Pasteur 10
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Notarfonso (Mr.)
SALUMIFICIO DODARO SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 994
Address
Via Leonardo Da Vinci 53
87040 Castrolibero
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo De Rose (Prof.)
SATIVA-PRODUCT SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 12 501
Address
Strada Cechesti 46
535400 Cristuru Secuiesc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Csutak (Dr.)
BOADAS 1880 SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 49 856
Address
Paseo Sant Joan Bosco 51
17007 Girona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sancho Bufill Sangier (Mr.)