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Novel Processing approaches for the development of food products Low in fAt, Salt and sUgar

Objective

More than 60% of all reported diseases in modern industrial countries are said to have their origin from malnutrition (low vitamin intake, high caloric food (fat and sugar)). As an important cause of this the high consumption of fat (saturated and trans-fatty acids, salt (sodium) and sugar (mono- and disaccharides) has been identified. With the change of society, the consumer’s pattern towards food consumption has and is changing dramatically. While less and less people prepare their meal at home, the increase of TV cooking shows demonstrates the opposite (European paradox). The trend towards processed and convenience food is a challenge for the food industry and those products have to be of high quality and safety at low price. Fat (saturated and trans-fatty acids), salt and sugar fulfil important functions in food manufacturing as well as in the human metabolism. But meanwhile in the industrial countries their excessive consumption can lead to health problems as stated earlier.
Saltiness and sweetness perception are strong markers of the sensorial attributes of food. In the past years there have been many attempts made – both by industry and by science to overcome the problem with only limited or no success. All approaches known where either based on nutritional recommendations (like e.g. “low carb”) or based on substitutes like e.g. sweeteners.
The use of replacers to reduce the salt (NaCl), sugar (sucrose, glucose, and fructose) and fat (saturated and trans-fatty acids) content has been very attractive for the food industry as it is an approach which requires only low cost in terms investments (no equipment needed) and ingredients. However, most of the approaches felt due to lack of consumer acceptance due to a different taste perception of the products. The PLEASURE project will be the first project addressing this challenge from the processing side.

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

BIOZOON GMBH
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 411 560
Administrative Contact
Matthias Kueck (Mr.)

Participants (16)

TRITECC SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 110 430
Address
Str Cosminului 8
400642 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aurel Pop (Mr.)
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION RESSOURCE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 112 960
Address
Rue Washington 40
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Finglas (Mr.)
RLabs Ltd (RLabs EREVNES AGORAS ETERIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 59 400
Address
Edessis Street 18
11855 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olga Kehagia (Dr.)
PROMATEC FOOD VENTURES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 141 360
Address
Rootven 24A
5531 MB Bladel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark De Boevere (Mr.)
VMI SA
France
EU contribution
€ 139 678
Address
Zi Nord
85607 Montaigu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Cheio De Oliveira (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 184 668
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)
PLC INGREDIENTS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 53 835
Address
Limerick Food Centre Unit 12
Limerick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Cribbin (Mr.)
ALSACIENNE DE PATES MENAGERES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 65 075
Address
Rue De L'industrie 17
67720 Hoerdt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pilard Caroline (Ms.)
PRODUCTOS NATURALES DE LA VEGA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 43 195
Address
Carretera De Sartaguda Pol Ind El Ramal 10
31580 Lodosa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mercedes Lopez (Mrs.)
SLEEGERS QUALITY MEAT PRODUCTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 86 908
Address
Loonsweg
5527AC Hapert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roel Van Hontum (Mr.)
DIL DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUR LEBENSMITTELTECHNIK EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 805
Address
Prof Von Klitzing Strasse 7
49610 Quakenbrueck
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Volker Heinz (Dr.)
HOCHSCHULE WEIHENSTEPHAN-TRIESDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 301 661
Address
Am Hofgarten 4
85354 Freising
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Loetzbeyer (Prof.)
ECOLE NATIONALE VETERINAIRE, AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE L'ALIMENTATION NANTES ATLANTIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 451 529
Address
Site De La Chantrerie, Route De Gachet
44307 Nantes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alan Le Bail (Prof.)
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 080
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Begoña Pérez Villarreal (Ms.)
Agricultural Catchments Programme
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 207 720
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank O'mara (Dr.)
MAHNMAC DELICATESSEN S.L

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Calderin 1
31580 Lodosa Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hilario Zapata (Mr.)