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COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO ENHANCE QUALITY AND SAFETY OF READY TO EAT FRESH PRODUCTS

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289719

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 037 464

  • EU contribution

    € 2 932 684

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FOGGIA

Italy

Objective

This proposal aims to improve safety and quality of RTE fresh produce throughout the whole chain by developing new predictive and probabilistic models and decision-making tools, by exploring rapid and non-destructive methods for quality evaluation and prediction, and by experimenting novel technologies, in order to quantify and manage spoilage and pathogen microorganisms, minimize risks to consumers, and preserve quality. Objectives of the proposal will be reached through the realization of 9 WPs. WP1 will develop diagnostic kits to predict quality and safety of raw material and final product. WP2 will develop process control aids based on non-destructive and rapid evaluation. WP3 will develop decision support tools in very critical points of processing chain. WP4 will investigate innovative processes to improve quality and safety of fresh-cut products. Technological innovations will go through implementation and demonstration in WP5 and through an economic evaluation approach in WP6. Results will represent valuable information in order to re-visit and improve good practice procedures or, to define a more efficient management system for quality and safety (in WP7). Finally results will be disseminated to potential users in WP8, while WP9 will consist of the management of the consortium. The participants are 14, of 7 Countries including 6 SMEs, 2 public research Institutes and 6 Universities, assorted in terms of scientific and technological expertise. The presence of SME will ensure the exploitation of the results directly and indirectly. Potential impacts of the results of this project may be related to the increase of scientific evidences about safety and quality, expansion of consumer awareness, increase of the innovation capacity of the industry strengthening its competitiveness, provision of scientific evidences to the EC and other health authorities (also for campaigns for healthy nutrition), and a reference point to mass media.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FOGGIA

Address

Via Gramsci 89/91
71122 Foggia

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 470 930

Administrative Contact

Giancarlo Colelli (Prof.)

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 176 400

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 265 500

UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 244 084

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 302 000

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 199 120

LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 110 720

MARKES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 114 030

DISTRETTO AGROALIMENTARE REGIONALE SCRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 220 000

FRESH PLAZA BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 217 600

80G SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 75 200

EINAT FOOD INDUSTRIES AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 82 800

INSTYTUT OGRODNICTWA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 110 550

AGRONOMIA SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 343 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289719

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 037 464

  • EU contribution

    € 2 932 684

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FOGGIA

Italy